craunch


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craunch

(krɔːntʃ)
vb
a dialect word for crunch
ˈcraunchable adj
ˈcraunchy adj
ˈcraunchiness n

crunch

(krʌntʃ)

v.t.
1. to chew with a sharp crushing noise.
2. to crush or grind noisily.
3. to condense: Crunch the first page into one paragraph.
4. to squeeze financially.
5. to manipulate or process (numbers or data) extensively or in large amounts, esp. by computer.
v.i.
6. to chew with a crushing sound.
7. to proceed with a crushing noise: cars crunching along the gravel road.
n.
8. an act or sound of crunching.
9. a shortage or reduction: the energy crunch.
10. financial pressure or hardship, esp. caused by a shortage or restriction: a budget crunch.
11. a critical or difficult situation: When the crunch comes, just do your best.
12. Usu., crunches. a form of sit-up done to strengthen and tone the abdominal muscles.
[1795–1805; b. craunch and crush]

craunch


Past participle: craunched
Gerund: craunching

Imperative
craunch
craunch
Present
I craunch
you craunch
he/she/it craunches
we craunch
you craunch
they craunch
Preterite
I craunched
you craunched
he/she/it craunched
we craunched
you craunched
they craunched
Present Continuous
I am craunching
you are craunching
he/she/it is craunching
we are craunching
you are craunching
they are craunching
Present Perfect
I have craunched
you have craunched
he/she/it has craunched
we have craunched
you have craunched
they have craunched
Past Continuous
I was craunching
you were craunching
he/she/it was craunching
we were craunching
you were craunching
they were craunching
Past Perfect
I had craunched
you had craunched
he/she/it had craunched
we had craunched
you had craunched
they had craunched
Future
I will craunch
you will craunch
he/she/it will craunch
we will craunch
you will craunch
they will craunch
Future Perfect
I will have craunched
you will have craunched
he/she/it will have craunched
we will have craunched
you will have craunched
they will have craunched
Future Continuous
I will be craunching
you will be craunching
he/she/it will be craunching
we will be craunching
you will be craunching
they will be craunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been craunching
you have been craunching
he/she/it has been craunching
we have been craunching
you have been craunching
they have been craunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been craunching
you will have been craunching
he/she/it will have been craunching
we will have been craunching
you will have been craunching
they will have been craunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been craunching
you had been craunching
he/she/it had been craunching
we had been craunching
you had been craunching
they had been craunching
Conditional
I would craunch
you would craunch
he/she/it would craunch
we would craunch
you would craunch
they would craunch
Past Conditional
I would have craunched
you would have craunched
he/she/it would have craunched
we would have craunched
you would have craunched
they would have craunched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.craunch - press or grind with a crushing noise
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
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She would craunch the wing of a lark, bones and all, between her teeth, although it were nine times as large as that of a full-grown turkey; and put a bit of bread into her mouth as big as two twelve-penny loaves.