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Noun: crunch  krúnch
  1. The sound of something crunching
    "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
     
  2. A critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time, money or resources)
    "an end-of-the-year crunch"; "a financial crunch"
     
  3. The act of crushing
    - crush, compaction
Verb: crunch  krúnch
  1. Make a crushing noise
    "his shoes were crunching on the gravel";
    - scranch [dialect], scraunch, crackle
     
  2. Press or grind with a crushing noise
    - cranch, craunch, grind
     
  3. Chew noisily
    "The children crunched the celery sticks";
    - munch
     
  4. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    "crunch the spices in a mortar";
    - grind, mash, bray [archaic], comminute

Derived forms: crunching, crunches, crunched

Type of: break up, chew, compressing, compression, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, jaw, make noise, manducate, masticate, noise, press, resound, situation

Encyclopedia: Crunch