munch

verb
\ ˈmənch \
munched; munching; munches

Definition of munch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to eat with a chewing action many a mouthful is munched in private— Washington Irving also : to snack on drank coffee and munched homemade cookies — Lady Bird Johnson

intransitive verb

: to eat or chew something also : snack usually used with on

Munch

biographical name (1)
\ ˈmu̇nch, ˈmᵫnch \

Definition of Munch (Entry 2 of 3)

Charles 1891–1968 Alsatian-born conductor

Munch

biographical name (2)
\ ˈmu̇ŋk \

Definition of Munch (Entry 3 of 3)

Edvard 1863–1944 Norwegian painter

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Other Words from munch

Verb

muncher noun

Examples of munch in a Sentence

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Later, take it easy and munch on avocado toast and sip a glass of wine over at one of OHSO Brewery’s four locations, which all welcome dogs. Jessica Migala, Country Living, "7 Great Cities to Visit With Your Dog," 26 July 2018 Herds of bison—more than 1,000 strong, in total—wander the grounds, munching on ample rangeland. Tyler Moss, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Best Places to See Wildlife in the U.S.," 23 Apr. 2018 The sites that lost the most coral also unsurprisingly showed a decline in fish that munch on coral. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "It’s too soon to tell if the Great Barrier Reef’s bleaching was a catastrophe," 27 July 2018 Others sat on the bar's south patio nearby, munching on breakfast burritos and talking soccer. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Soccer fans gather at Nomad Nacional to drink beer, do yoga and watch the World Cup," 16 June 2018 For those who love bubbly, and who doesn't, try a crisp sparkling white while munching on potato chips. Lane Miller, Marie Claire, "Dominate the Tailgate: 10 Game Day Essentials Every Kickass Girl Should Know," 30 Jan. 2014 Adults munch on flowers and skeletonize leaves of a broad range of plants. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Defend Your Garden Against Japanese Beetles," 18 June 2018 Iguana-proof plants: Iguanas are herbivores and love to munch on bougainvillea, hibiscus, orchids, mangoes and bananas, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Expert tips on how to control iguanas," 21 June 2018 Students are able to munch away on a muffin, a piece of fruit, cereal, or other food while getting settled into their morning routine and doing some school work. James Vaznis, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston makes little progress on school breakfast goal," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of munch

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for munch

Verb

Middle English monchen, probably of imitative origin

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munch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of munch

: to chew or eat (something) especially in a noisy way

munch

verb
\ ˈmənch \
munched; munching

Kids Definition of munch

: to eat or chew especially with a crunching sound

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