crunch (the) numbers

Definition of crunch (the) numbers

  1. :  to process numbers :  to examine and analyze numbers, especially to determine exactly how much money is available, needed, etc. When we sat down to crunch the numbers we realized that we couldn't afford a new car.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  an act of crunching

    :  a sound made by crunching

    :  a tight or critical situation: such as

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a brief usually trivial fact

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