Scranch
Scranch Scranch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scranched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scranching}.] [Cf. D. schransen to eat greedily, G. schranzen. Cf. {Crunch}, {Scrunch}.] To grind with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; to craunch. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • scranch — North Country (Newcastle) Words to grind any hard or crackling substance between the teeth scrog a stunted bush or shrub; scroggy full of old stunted trees or bushes …   English dialects glossary

  • scranch — verb make a crushing noise his shoes were crunching on the gravel • Syn: ↑crunch, ↑scraunch, ↑crackle • Derivationally related forms: ↑crunch (for: ↑crunch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scranched — Scranch Scranch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scranched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scranching}.] [Cf. D. schransen to eat greedily, G. schranzen. Cf. {Crunch}, {Scrunch}.] To grind with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; to craunch. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scranching — Scranch Scranch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scranched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scranching}.] [Cf. D. schransen to eat greedily, G. schranzen. Cf. {Crunch}, {Scrunch}.] To grind with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; to craunch. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrunch — Scrunch, v. t. & v. i. [Cf. {Scranch}, {Crunch}.] To scranch; to crunch. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scr- — 1. While as a general rule an initial sc or sk in a mod.Eng. word indicates that the word is not of OE. origin (OE. sc being normally represented, in dialects as well as in standard English, by sh ), it is doubtful whether the rule applies to the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Schranz, der — * Der Schranz, des en, plur. die en, ein im Hochdeutschen ungangbar gewordenes Wort, welches in einer doppelten Hauptbedeutung vorkommt. 1) * Als eine unmittelbare Onomatopöie ist es der mit einem Risse, Bruche oder Spalte verbundene Laut, in… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • belch — Synonyms and related words: blare, blat, blow open, blow out, bray, break out, burp, burr, burst, burst forth, burst out, buzz, cackle, cascade, caw, chirr, clang, clangor, clank, clash, craunch, croak, crump, crunch, debouchment, discharge,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blare — Synonyms and related words: bark, bawl, bay, beep, belch, bell, bellow, blare forth, blast, blat, blate, blaze, blaze abroad, blazing light, blazon, blazon about, bleat, blinding light, blow, blow the horn, blubber, boom, bray, breathe, bright… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blat — Synonyms and related words: bark, bawl, bay, beep, belch, bell, bellow, blare, blast, blate, bleat, blow, blow the horn, blubber, blurt out, bolt, boom, bray, breathe, bugle, burr, buzz, cackle, call, caterwaul, caw, chant, chirp, chirr, clang,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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