- To crush or crunch with the teeth. (verb-transitive)
- To strike heavily with a crunching sound. (verb-transitive)
- To make a crunching sound, especially in walking over snow. (verb-intransitive)
- A crunching sound. (noun)
- The sound of an exploding shell. (noun)
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