Crunched
Crunch 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 tusks crunched o'er the whiter skull. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To grind or press with violence and noise. [1913 Webster]

The ship crunched through the ice. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

3. To emit a grinding or craunching noise. [1913 Webster]

The crunching and ratting of the loose stones. --H. James. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crunched — Synonyms and related words: anamorphous, askew, asymmetric, bent, bowed, cockeyed, contorted, crazy, crooked, crumpled, deviative, distorted, irregular, labyrinthine, lopsided, nonsymmetric, one sided, sprung, tortuous, twisted, unsymmetric,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crunched — krÊŒntʃ n. chewing with the teeth; sound made by crunching; pressured situation v. munch, chew with the teeth; crush …   English contemporary 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

  • 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

  • Crunching — Crunch 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crunch — 01. Our footsteps [crunched] on the newly fallen snow. 02. We heard a [crunch], and went outside, where we found someone had dented our new car. 03. The dog was noisily [crunching] the bones left over from our steaks. 04. Eli drank the rest of… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • crunch — crunch1 [ krʌntʃ ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to bite hard food, causing it to make a loud noise: Jane was crunching a peppermint noisily. 2. ) intransitive to make a noise like something being crushed: Leaves crunched under our feet as …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crunchified — Something got crunched, or crunched into pieces …   Dictionary of american slang

  • crunchified — Something got crunched, or crunched into pieces …   Dictionary of american slang

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