Definition of Crunch

1. Noun. The sound of something crunching. "He heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"

Generic synonyms: Noise

2. Verb. Make a crushing noise. "His shoes were crunching on the gravel"
Exact synonyms: Crackle, Scranch, Scraunch
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Specialized synonyms: Crump, Scrunch, Thud

3. Noun. A critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources). "A financial crunch"
Generic synonyms: Situation

4. Verb. Press or grind with a crushing noise.
Exact synonyms: Cranch, Craunch, Grind
Generic synonyms: Press
Derivative terms: Grind
Also: Grind Down

5. Noun. The act of crushing.
Exact synonyms: Compaction, Crush
Generic synonyms: Compressing, Compression
Specialized synonyms: Grind, Mill, Pulverisation, Pulverization
Derivative terms: Compact, Compact, Crush, Crush

6. Verb. Chew noisily. "The children crunched the celery sticks"
Exact synonyms: Munch
Generic synonyms: Chew, Jaw, Manducate, Masticate
Derivative terms: Munch, Muncher

7. Verb. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading. "Mash the garlic"
Exact synonyms: Bray, Comminute, Grind, Mash
Specialized synonyms: Pulp, Pestle, Mill
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Fragment, Fragmentise, Fragmentize
Derivative terms: Grind, Grinder, Grinder, Grinding, Grinding, Mash, Mash, Masher

Definition of Crunch

1. v. i. To chew with force and noise; to craunch.

2. v. t. To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.

Definition of Crunch

1. Verb. to crush something with a noisy crackling sound, especially with reference to food ¹

2. Verb. to be crushed with a noisy crackling sound. ¹

3. Verb. (slang) to calculate or otherwise process (e.g. ''to crunch numbers'': to perform mathematical calculations) ¹

4. Noun. A noisy crackling sound; the sound usually associated with crunching. ¹

5. Noun. A critical moment or event. ¹

6. Noun. (exercise) A form of abdominal exercise, based on a sit-up but in which the lower back remains in contact with the floor. ¹

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Definition of Crunch

1. to chew with a crackling sound [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crunch

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crunch numbers
crunch time

Literary usage of Crunch

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1. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
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2. The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year edited by Jared Sparks, Francis Bowen, George Partridge Sanger (1855)
"By Wm. crunch Bond. Lot. 42° 22' 48".6 /V., Long. 71° 7' 40" WI MEAN BAROMETRIC PRESSURE AND EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE. (Barometer corrected for capillary action ..."

3. History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph by George Bartlett Prescott (1860)
"He did so, and the decision of the Commissioner was overruled, and Judge crunch ordered a patent to be issued to him. Immediately upon the granting of this ..."

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