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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

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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

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Synonyms of crunch (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The first known use of crunch was in 1706

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“Crunch.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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