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Crunch

Crunch Meaning & Definition
Crunch Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Crunch?

[n] the act of crushing
[n] the sound of something crunching; "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
[n] a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources); "an end-of-the year crunch"; "a financial crunch"
[v] reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
[v] make crunching noises; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
[v] chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
[v] press or grind with a crunching noise
[v] make a crunching noise, as of an engine lacking lubricants

Synonyms | Synonyms for Crunch: bray | comminute | compaction | crackle | cranch | craunch | crump | crush | grind | grind | mash | munch | scranch | scraunch | scrunch | thud

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See Also | break up | chew | compressing | compression | fragment | fragmentise | fragmentize | go | grind | grind down | jaw | make noise | manducate | masticate | mill | mill | noise | noise | pestle | press | pulp | pulverisation | pulverization | resound | situation | sound | state of affairs | tyrannise | tyrannize

Crunch In Webster's Dictionary

\Crunch\ (kr[u^]nch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Crunched} (kr[u^]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crunching}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; or cf. D. schransen to eat heartily, or E. scrunch.] 1. To chew with force and noise; to craunch. And their white tusks crunched o'er the whiter skull. --Byron. 2. To grind or press with violence and noise. The ship crunched through the ice. --Kane. 3. To emit a grinding or craunching noise. The crunching and ratting of the loose stones. --H. James.
\Crunch\, v. t. To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.

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