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Definition of "crunch" []

  • To chew with a noisy crackling sound. (verb-transitive)
  • To crush, grind, or tread noisily. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To perform operations on; manipulate or process (numerical or mathematical data). (verb-transitive)
  • To chew noisily with a crackling sound: crunching on celery. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move with a crushing sound: crunching through the snow. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bite or chew (crisp foods) with a crushing or crackling sound (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make or cause to make a crisp or brittle sound (verb)
  • To perform calculations on (numbers or data) on a large scale (verb)
  • The sound or act of crunching (noun)
  • Critical; decisive (adjective)

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Use "crunch" in a sentence
  • "She saw the dying and exhausted dogs, the frost-rimed, weary men; she heard the quick _crunch, crunch, crunch_ of the snow-shoes hurrying ahead to break the trail; she felt the cruel torture of the"
  • "She saw the dying and exhausted dogs, the frost-rimed, weary men; she heard the quick _crunch, crunch, crunch_ of the snow-shoes hurrying ahead to break the trail; she felt the cruel torture of the _mal de raquette_, the shrivelling bite of the frost, the pain of snow blindness, the hunger that yet could not stomach the frozen fish nor the hairy, black caribou meat."
  • "Then there was a _crunch, crunch, crunch_, as if pippins were being reduced to pulp, and more twigs were heard to snap."