to crumble (something): to disintegrate, to crush, to grind, to powder, to break down (something)
-What are you crumbling in your hand? -A piece of bread.
a crumble: a baked pudding consisting of stewed fruit with a crumbly topping
A crumble is a dish of typically British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour and sugar.
UK: What are you crumbling in your hand?
US: I am crumbling apple crumble in my hand.
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