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crunch

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verb \ˈkrənch\

Simple Definition of crunch

  • : to make the loud sound of something being crushed

  • : to move along a surface that makes the loud sound of something being crushed

  • : to process (numbers, information, etc.) : to examine and analyze (numbers, information, etc.)

Full Definition of crunch

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to chew or press with a crushing noise

  3. 2 :  to make one's way with a crushing noise

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to chew, press, or grind with a crunching sound

  6. 2 :  process; especially :  to perform mathematical computations on <crunch numbers>

crunch·able play \ˈkrən-chə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of crunch

  1. We could hear the truck's tires crunching along the gravel road.

  2. When she crunched the numbers, she found that the business's profits were actually much lower than the company had said.



Origin of crunch

alteration of craunch


First Known Use: 1706

Rhymes with crunch


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crunch

noun

Simple Definition of crunch

  • : the sound made when something hard is being chewed or crushed : a crunching sound

  • : the quality of a food that produces a loud sound when it is chewed : a crunchy quality

  • the crunch : a very difficult point or situation

Full Definition of crunch

  1. 1 :  an act of crunching

  2. 2 :  a sound made by crunching

  3. 3 :  a tight or critical situation: as a :  a critical point in the buildup of pressure between opposing elements :  showdown b :  a severe economic squeeze (as on credit) c :  shortage <an energy crunch>

  4. 4 :  a conditioning exercise performed from a supine position by raising and lowering the upper torso without reaching a sitting position

Examples of crunch

  1. the crunch of someone eating a carrot

  2. We could hear the crunch of the truck's tires on the gravel road.

  3. The crunch came when the computer stopped working.



1832

First Known Use of crunch

1832



CRUNCH Defined for Kids

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crunch

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verb \ˈkrənch\

Definition of crunch

crunchedcrunch·ing

  1. 1 :  to chew or grind with a crushing noise <He is crunching on hard candy.>

  2. 2 :  to make the sound of being crushed or squeezed <The snow crunched underfoot.>




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crunch

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noun

Definition of crunch

  1. :  an act or sound of crushing <She bit into the apple with a loud crunch.>





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