- verb to break up into small pieces, or to break something up into small pieces
- A compote of fruit topped with a mixture of fat, flour and sugar, sometimes with oatflakes and/or white of egg, baked in the oven until the topping is crisp and crumbly
- noun a generic term for old or senile people. Used since the 1980s in the expression ‘a bit of crumble’ for instance, or by nursing staff to refer contemptuously to their elderly patients.
- noun a dessert made of fruit covered with a cake mixture of flour, fat and sugar