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crunch

 (krŭnch)
v. crunched, crunch·ing, crunch·es
v.tr.
1. To chew with a noisy crackling sound.
2. To crush, grind, or tread noisily.
3. Slang To perform operations on; manipulate or process (numerical or mathematical data).
v.intr.
1. To chew noisily with a crackling sound: crunching on celery.
2. To move with a crushing sound: crunching through the snow.
3. To produce or emit a crushing sound.
n.
1. The act or sound of crunching.
2. A modified sit-up having a smaller range of motion that reduces back strain and strengthens the abdominal muscles: stomach crunches.
3.
a. A decisive confrontation.
b. A critical moment or situation, especially one that occurs because of a shortage of time or resources: a year-end crunch; an energy crunch.
c. A period of financial difficulty characterized by tight money and unavailability of credit.

[Alteration of craunch, possibly of imitative origin.]

crunch′a·ble adj.

crunch

(krʌntʃ)
vb
1. to bite or chew (crisp foods) with a crushing or crackling sound
2. to make or cause to make a crisp or brittle sound: the snow crunched beneath his feet.
3. (tr) informal to perform calculations on (numbers or data) on a large scale
n
4. the sound or act of crunching
5. (Individual Sports, other than specified) short for abdominal crunch
6. the crunch informal the critical moment or situation
adj
informal critical; decisive: crunch time.
Also called: craunch
[C19: changed (through influence of munch) from earlier craunch, of imitative origin]
ˈcrunchable adj
ˈcrunchy adj
ˈcrunchily adv
ˈcrunchiness 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]

Crunch

 of wrestlers -Lipton, 1970.

crunch


Past participle: crunched
Gerund: crunching

Imperative
crunch
crunch
Present
I crunch
you crunch
he/she/it crunches
we crunch
you crunch
they crunch
Preterite
I crunched
you crunched
he/she/it crunched
we crunched
you crunched
they crunched
Present Continuous
I am crunching
you are crunching
he/she/it is crunching
we are crunching
you are crunching
they are crunching
Present Perfect
I have crunched
you have crunched
he/she/it has crunched
we have crunched
you have crunched
they have crunched
Past Continuous
I was crunching
you were crunching
he/she/it was crunching
we were crunching
you were crunching
they were crunching
Past Perfect
I had crunched
you had crunched
he/she/it had crunched
we had crunched
you had crunched
they had crunched
Future
I will crunch
you will crunch
he/she/it will crunch
we will crunch
you will crunch
they will crunch
Future Perfect
I will have crunched
you will have crunched
he/she/it will have crunched
we will have crunched
you will have crunched
they will have crunched
Future Continuous
I will be crunching
you will be crunching
he/she/it will be crunching
we will be crunching
you will be crunching
they will be crunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crunching
you have been crunching
he/she/it has been crunching
we have been crunching
you have been crunching
they have been crunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crunching
you will have been crunching
he/she/it will have been crunching
we will have been crunching
you will have been crunching
they will have been crunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crunching
you had been crunching
he/she/it had been crunching
we had been crunching
you had been crunching
they had been crunching
Conditional
I would crunch
you would crunch
he/she/it would crunch
we would crunch
you would crunch
they would crunch
Past Conditional
I would have crunched
you would have crunched
he/she/it would have crunched
we would have crunched
you would have crunched
they would have crunched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crunch - the sound of something crunching; "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.crunch - 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"
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
3.crunch - the act of crushing
compressing, compression - applying pressure
pulverisation, pulverization, grind, mill - the act of grinding to a powder or dust
Verb1.crunch - make a crushing noise; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
crump, scrunch, thud - make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
2.crunch - 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"
3.crunch - chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
chew, manducate, masticate, jaw - chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
4.crunch - reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
pulp - reduce to pulp; "pulp fruit"; "pulp wood"
pestle - grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar; "pestle the garlic"
mill - grind with a mill; "mill grain"
fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up - break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"

crunch

verb
1. chomp, champ, munch, masticate, chew noisily, grind She sucked an ice cube and crunched it loudly.
noun
1. (Informal) critical point, test, crisis, emergency, crux, moment of truth, hour of decision He can rely on my support when the crunch comes.

crunch

verb
1. To bite and grind with the teeth:
Regional: chaw.
2. To rub together noisily:
Translations
طَحْن بالأسْنان، قَرقَشـهيَمْضُغ ، يَطحَن بالأسنان ``يُقرقِش''
chroupáníchroupatchroustatskřípání
knaseknasen
laskearouskuttaa
croquerpasser à la moulinettecrissement
bryîja, kremjamarr, brak
traškintitriaukšti
kraukšķēšanakraukšķināt
chrúmať
grizljatihrustati
'çatır çutur' sesiçatır çutur yemekçatırtı

crunch

[krʌntʃ]
A. Ncrujido m (fig) → crisis f, punto m decisivo
when it comes to the crunchcuando llega el momento de la verdad
if it comes to the crunchsi llega el momento
B. VT (with teeth) → mascar, ronzar; [+ ground etc] → hacer crujir (fig) [+ numbers] → devorar
to crunch an apple/a biscuitmascar or ronzar una manzana/una galleta
C. VI [gravel, snow, glass] → crujir
the tyres crunched on the gravella grava crujía bajo el peso de los neumáticos, los neumáticos hacían crujir la grava
D. CPD [meeting, match] → decisivo, crucial

crunch

[ˈkrʌntʃ]
vt
(with teeth) [+ sweet, apple, ice cube] → croquer; [+ bone] → ronger
(underfoot) [+ snow, gravel] → faire crisser; [+ glass] → faire craquer
[+ numbers] → mouliner
vi [snow, gravel] → crisser; [glass] → craquer
n
(fig) (= decisive moment) the crunch → le moment critique, le moment crucial
when it comes to the crunch → au moment crucial, au moment décisif
if it comes to the crunch → si on en arrive à ce point-là
(fig) (= financial crisis) → crise f
modif (= vital) [time, match, talks] → clé crunch timecrunch time nle moment critique

crunch

vt
biscuit etcmampfen (inf)
he crunched the beetle/ice/gravel underfootder Käfer zerknackte/das Eis zersplitterte/der Kies knirschte unter seinen Füßen; to crunch the gears (Aut) → die Gänge reinwürgen (inf)
(Comput) numbersverarbeiten
vi
(gravel, snow etc)knirschen; (gears)krachen; he crunched across the graveler ging mit knirschenden Schritten über den Kies
he was crunching on a carroter mampfte eine Möhre (inf); he crunched into the appleer biss knackend in den Apfel
n
(= sound)Krachen nt; (of footsteps, gravel etc)Knirschen nt; the two cars collided with a crunchdie zwei Autos krachten zusammen (inf); crunch!Krach!
(inf: = car crash) → Zusammenstoß m
(inf: = moment of reckoning) the crunchder große Krach; when it comes to the crunchwenn der entscheidende Moment kommt; this is the crunchjetzt ist der spannende Moment; it’s/we’ve come to the crunchjetzt kommt es drauf an, jetzt geht es hart auf hart
crunches pl (in fitness centre) → Bauchpressen pl

crunch

[krʌntʃ]
1. n (of broken glass, gravel) → scricchiolio
if it comes to the crunch (fig) → al momento cruciale
2. vt (with teeth) → sgranocchiare
3. vi (gravel) → scricchiolare

crunch

(krantʃ) verb
to crush noisily (something hard), with the teeth, feet etc. She crunched sweets all through the film.
noun
the crunch of gravel under the car wheels.
ˈcrunchy adjective
thick crunchy biscuits.
References in classic literature ?
I remember as a most pleasant impression the broad, clear front, its open windows and fresh curtains and the pair of maids looking out; I remember the lawn and the bright flowers and the crunch of my wheels on the gravel and the clustered treetops over which the rooks circled and cawed in the golden sky.
The cattle move and crunch, and lie down, and move on again, and they do not even low.
She has twelve mis-shapen feet, and six necks of the most prodigious length; and at the end of each neck she has a frightful head with three rows of teeth in each, all set very close together, so that they would crunch any one to death in a moment, and she sits deep within her shady cell thrusting out her heads and peering all round the rock, fishing for dolphins or dogfish or any larger monster that she can catch, of the thousands with which Amphitrite teems.
he knows how to crunch fowls, to dodge the huntsman and to find his way home by day or by night, that's all.
Following it up, he would crunch at it again savagely for a moment, and then next knock it on one side, pausing immediately after, as if wondering how it could so suddenly have disappeared.
After this they continued for some long time in a reverie, as they went on seizing the ears of corn, drawing out the straw, gathering it under their arms, and cutting off the ears with their bill-hooks, nothing sounding in the barn but the swish of the straw and the crunch of the hook.
The crunch of gravel on the path suddenly caused him to raise his head.
If anyone addresses them he growls softly and shows the teeth that crunch bones as if they were biscuits.
And on my inner vision flashed the memories of my dreams,--the midday sun shining on tall grass, the wild bull grazing quietly, the sudden parting of the grass before the swift rush of the tawny one, his leap to the bull's back, the crashing and the bellowing, and the crunch crunch of bones; or again, the cool quiet of the water-hole, the wild horse up to his knees and drinking softly, and then the tawny one--always the tawny one
Once, she whirled and tried to kick him, but usually she strove to strike him with her fore-hoofs, or rushed upon him with open mouth and ears laid back in an effort to crunch his backbone between her teeth.
And Hannibal exposed his nose and with his red tongue licked again the tan shoe and the slender, tan-silken ankle that he could have destroyed with one crunch.
It was tender, and his teeth sank into it with a crunch that promised deliciously of food.