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crunch

crunch

 
 
pronunciation:
kruhnch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
crunch numbers
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crunched, crunches, crunching
definition 1: to chew with a crackling noise; crush by biting.
The dog crunched the bone happily.
synonyms:
champ, munch
similar words:
bite, chew, crush, gnaw, grind, masticate
definition 2: to break up noisily, as by crushing or grinding.
He crunched the glass under his heel.
synonyms:
crush, grind, mash, pulverize
similar words:
chew, scrunch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a crackling or crushing sound, as by chewing, breaking, or walking.
He piled the popcorn into his mouth and crunched loudly.
synonyms:
champ, chew, crush, munch, scrunch, smash
similar words:
grind, trample
phrase: crunch numbers
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a crunching sound or act of crunching.
I thought I was alone in the woods until I heard the crunch of footsteps behind me.
synonyms:
champ, crush, scrunch
similar words:
smash
definition 2: (informal) a crucial or perilous situation.
She may seem kind of flighty sometimes, but she can be relied on in the crunch.
synonyms:
clutch, crisis, emergency, pinch
similar words:
danger, fix, hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, straits, threat
definition 3: (informal) a reduction or shortage of something necessary, or the difficulties caused by this.
The office-space crunch in our building is preventing us from expanding.
synonyms:
deficiency, shortage
similar words:
deprivation, famine, lack, privation, reduction, shortfall, starvation
derivations: crunchable (adj.), crunchingly (adv.)