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Definition of 'crunch'

Noun

  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 or money or resources); "an end-of-the year crunch"; "a financial crunch"
  3. the act of crushing
       Synonyms: crush compaction

Verb

  1. make crunching noises; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
       Synonyms: scranch scraunch crackle
  2. press or grind with a crunching noise
       Synonyms: cranch craunch grind
  3. chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
       Synonyms: munch
  4. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
       Synonyms: grind mash bray comminute


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