Crunch Crunch, v. t. To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit. [1913 Webster]

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  • crunch — [krʌntʆ] verb crunch (the) numbers STATISTICS ACCOUNTING to do very complicated calculations on large amounts of data (= information stored on a computer) in order to find out about something: • Media buyers have to know what s going on, not just …   Financial and business terms

  • Crunch — may refer to: Nestlé Crunch, a brand of candy and ice cream produced by Nestle Crunch (exercise), a strength training exercise for the abdominal muscles Crunch (Impellitteri album), 2000 Crunch (Cry Wolf album) Crunch (book), a 2008 book by Jared …   Wikipedia

  • crunch — crunch·er; crunch·i·ness; crunch·ing·ly; crunch·ing·ness; crunch; …   English syllables

  • Crunch — (kr[u^]nch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Crunched} (kr[u^]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crunching}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; or cf. D. schransen to eat heartily, or E. scrunch.] 1. To chew with force and noise; to craunch. [1913 Webster] And their white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crunch — [n] crucial point crisis, critical point, crux, difficulty, emergency, hour of decision*, moment of truth*, problem, test, trouble, trying time*; concepts 388,674,675 Ant. trivia crunch [v] grind, chew beat, bite, champ, chaw, chomp, crush, gnaw …   New thesaurus

  • crunch — ► VERB 1) crush (something hard or brittle) with the teeth, making a marked grinding sound. 2) make or move with such a sound. ► NOUN 1) a crunching sound. 2) (the crunch) informal the crucial point of a situation. 3) a sit up …   English terms dictionary

  • crunch — [krunch] vi., vt. [earlier craunch, of echoic orig.] 1. to bite or chew with a noisy, crackling sound 2. to press, grind, tread, fall, etc. with a noisy, crushing sound 3. Informal to process (a vast quantity of numbers or other data) rapidly… …   English World dictionary

  • crunch — 1814, from craunch (1630s), probably of imitative origin. The noun is 1836, from the verb; the sense of critical moment was popularized 1939 by Winston Churchill, who had used it in his 1938 biography of Marlborough. Related: Crunched; crunching …   Etymology dictionary

  • crunch — [[t]krʌ̱ntʃ[/t]] crunches, crunching, crunched 1) VERB If you crunch something hard, such as a sweet, you crush it noisily between your teeth. [V n] She sucked an ice cube into her mouth, and crunched it loudly... [V into/on n] Richard crunched… …   English dictionary

  • crunch — I UK [krʌntʃ] / US verb Word forms crunch : present tense I/you/we/they crunch he/she/it crunches present participle crunching past tense crunched past participle crunched 1) [intransitive/transitive] to bite hard food, causing it to make a loud… …   English dictionary

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