1crunch verb \ˈkrənch\
: 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.)
: to chew or press with a crushing noise
: to make one's way with a crushing noise
: to chew, press, or grind with a crunching sound
Examples of CRUNCH
- We could hear the truck's tires crunching along the gravel road.
- 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
: 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
: a sound made by crunching
: 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>
: a conditioning exercise performed from a supine position by raising and lowering the upper torso without reaching a sitting position
Examples of CRUNCH
- the crunch of someone eating a carrot
- We could hear the crunch of the truck's tires on the gravel road.
- The crunch came when the computer stopped working.
First Known Use of CRUNCH
Related to CRUNCH
- deficiency, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want
- abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth
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