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crunch

crunch

 
pronunciation:
kruhnch
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: crunched, crunches, crunching
definition 1: to chew with a crackling noise; crush by biting.
The dog crunched the bone.
synonyms:
munch
similar words:
bite, chew, crush, gnaw, grind
definition 2: to break in a loud way by grinding or crushing.
She crunched the glass under her heel.
synonyms:
grind, mash
similar words:
chew
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a crunching sound or act of crunching.
The crunch of popcorn echoed in the movie theater.
similar words:
smash
derivations: crunchable (adj.), crunchingly (adv.)