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crunch

noun

1 crunch

The sound of something crunching.

Polish: chrzęst, chrupot



2 crunch

A critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources).

3 crunch

The act of crushing.

synonyms: compaction, crush.

verb

1 crunch

Make a crushing noise:
— His shoes were crunching on the gravel.

synonyms: crackle, scranch, scraunch.

2 crunch

Press or grind with a crushing noise.

synonyms: cranch, craunch, grind.

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 298: eat, feed, fare, devour, swallow, take; gulp, bolt, snap; fall to; despatch, dispatch; discuss; take down, ... show more

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

3 crunch

Chew noisily:
— The children crunched the celery sticks.

synonym: munch.

4 crunch

Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading.

synonyms: bray, comminute, grind, mash.

Dutch: malen, pureren, verbrijzelen


Moby thesaurus: appulse, atomize, bang, bang into, belch, bind, bite, blare, blat, bray, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, brunt, bulldozing, bulling, bump, bump into, burr, buzz ... show more.

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