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crumble away

To come apart in pieces. We need to get this wall repaired—the drywall is just crumbling away.
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crumble away

to break away in little pieces. The marble pillar was crumbling away because of the acidic rain. One of my teeth is just crumbling away.
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Eventually, the pipe develops leaks and crumbles away.
The second is general degradation of a surface composed of an unsuitable substance where the surface just crumbles away regardless of weather conditions.
She forms a relationship with a talented Italian sculptor; yet after years pass, what they had gradually crumbles away.
Evelyn Valentino brushes off the warnings of her friends and family not to rush too quickly into her new relationship with an exciting stranger, but bit by bit the gloss crumbles away and the madness driving her new paramour is revealed.
plaster wall crumbles away, exposing a familiar roughness and a slew of
It just crumbles away with the passage of time, making conservation almost impossible.