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crunch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crunch

  1. 1 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number a severe energy crunch that resulted in long lines at the gas pumps Synonyms of crunch deficiency, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, wantWords Related to crunch absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privationNear Antonyms of crunch bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplusAntonyms of crunch abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth

  2. 2 a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action a player who's always good in a crunch, like when we need a goal to win the soccer match Synonyms of crunch boiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad(s), emergency, crunch time, Dunkirk, exigency, extremity, flash point, head, juncture, tinderbox, zero hourWords Related to crunch contingency, possibility; climax, turning point; happening, landmark, milestone; condition, pass, situation, strait; deadlock, impasse, stalemate; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, last ditch, pinch, predicament, scrape, spot; eleventh hour, last minute


crunch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crunch

  1. to press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound I could hear the bicycle gears crunch as I shifted the derailleur Synonyms of crunch grind, gnash, grate, grit, scrape, scrunchWords Related to crunch creak, groan, moan, rasp, scratch, whine; clash, collide, jangle, jar



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