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Meaning & Definition of Crunch in English

English

Crunch

/krənʧ/

noun

1. The sound of something crunching

  • "He heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
    synonym:
  • crunch

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

  • "An end-of-the year crunch"
  • "A financial crunch"
    synonym:
  • crunch

3. The act of crushing

    synonym:
  • crush
  • ,
  • crunch
  • ,
  • compaction

verb

1. Make a crushing noise

  • "His shoes were crunching on the gravel"
    synonym:
  • crunch
  • ,
  • scranch
  • ,
  • scraunch
  • ,
  • crackle

2. Press or grind with a crushing noise

    synonym:
  • crunch
  • ,
  • cranch
  • ,
  • craunch
  • ,
  • grind

3. Chew noisily

  • "The children crunched the celery sticks"
    synonym:
  • crunch
  • ,
  • munch

4. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

  • "Grind the spices in a mortar"
  • "Mash the garlic"
    synonym:
  • grind
  • ,
  • mash
  • ,
  • crunch
  • ,
  • bray
  • ,
  • comminute