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 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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