rubble noun

ADJ. brick, rock, stone | building

QUANT. heap, pile What was once a cottage was now a crumbling heap of rubble.

VERB + RUBBLE be reduced to The school was reduced to rubble. | clear (away) | sift through Police sifted through the rubble looking for clues.

PREP. amid/amidst/among/amongst the ~ She stood among the rubble left by the earthquake. | beneath/under the ~ Our car was buried somewhere under the rubble. | in the ~ Several people were trapped in the rubble.