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Crumble gives autumn a role (4,5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

fall apart

Here is my best explanation:

'crumble' is the definition.

('fall apart' can be a synonym of 'crumble')

'autumn a role' is the subsidiary indication.

'autumn' becomes 'fall' ('fall' can be a synonym of 'autumn').

'role' becomes 'part' ('part' can be a synonym of 'role').

'fall'+'a'+'part'='fallapart'

'gives' is the link.

(Other definitions for fall apart that I've seen before include "Go to pieces", "Come to pieces" and "Disintegrate".)

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