craunch
verb Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1631 crunchcraunch noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Craunch — (kr?nch), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Craunched} (kr?ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Craunching}.] [See {Crunch}.] To crush with the teeth; to chew with violence and noise; to crunch. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • craunch — [kränch, krônch] vt., vi., n. [earlier form of CRUNCH: orig. echoic] CRUNCH …   English World dictionary

  • craunch — [[t]krɔntʃ, krɑntʃ[/t]] v. t. v. i. n. crunch • Etymology: 1625–35; of uncert. orig. craunch′ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • craunch — craunchingly, adv. /krawnch, krahnch/, v.t., v.i., n. crunch. [1625 35; var. of CRANCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • craunch — v. a. Crunch …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • craunch — /krɔntʃ/ (say krawnch) verb (t), verb (i), noun → crunch. {variant of scranch, cranch. Compare Dutch schranzen break} …   Australian English dictionary

  • craunch — verb press or grind with a crushing noise • Syn: ↑crunch, ↑cranch, ↑grind • See Also: ↑grind down (for: ↑grind) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Craunched — Craunch Craunch (kr?nch), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Craunched} (kr?ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Craunching}.] [See {Crunch}.] To crush with the teeth; to chew with violence and noise; to crunch. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Craunching — Craunch Craunch (kr?nch), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Craunched} (kr?ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Craunching}.] [See {Crunch}.] To crush with the teeth; to chew with violence and noise; to crunch. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cranch — verb press or grind with a crushing noise • Syn: ↑crunch, ↑craunch, ↑grind • See Also: ↑grind down (for: ↑grind) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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