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    crunch

    crunch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crunch

    Definition
    (noun) the sound of something crunching
    Example Sentence
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
    Definition
    (noun) a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    Example Sentence
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch
    Definition
    (noun) the act of crushing
    Synonyms : compaction , crush
    Definition
    (verb) make a crushing noise
    Synonyms : crackle , scranch , scraunch
    Example Sentence
    • his shoes were crunching on the gravel
    Definition
    (verb) press or grind with a crushing noise
    Synonyms : cranch , craunch , grind
    Definition
    (verb) chew noisily
    Synonyms : munch
    Example Sentence
    • The children crunched the celery sticks
    Definition
    (verb) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    Synonyms : bray , comminute , grind , mash
    Example Sentence
    • grind the spices in a mortar
    • mash the garlic
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