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Definition 1: the act of crushing - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for crunch in the sense of this definition

(crunch is a kind of ...) applying pressure

(... is a kind of crunch ) the act of grinding to a powder or dust

Definition 2: the sound of something crunching - [noun denoting event]

Samples where crunch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path

(crunch is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 3: a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where crunch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an end-of-the year crunch
  • a financial crunch

(crunch is a kind of ...) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

"the dangerous situation developed suddenly" "that's quite a situation" "no human situation is simple"

Definition 4: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading - [verb of change]

Samples where crunch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grind the spices in a mortar
  • mash the garlic

Synonyms for crunch in the sense of this definition

(crunch is a kind of ...) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

(... is a kind of crunch ) reduce to pulp

"pulp fruit" "pulp wood"

(... is a kind of crunch ) grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar

"pestle the garlic"

(... is a kind of crunch ) grind with a mill

"mill grain"

Definition 5: make a crushing noise - [verb of communication]

Samples where crunch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his shoes were crunching on the gravel

Synonyms for crunch in the sense of this definition

(crunch is a kind of ...) emit a noise

(... is a kind of crunch ) make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants

Definition 6: chew noisily - [verb of consumption]

Samples where crunch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children crunched the celery sticks

Synonyms for crunch in the sense of this definition

(crunch is a kind of ...) chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

"He jawed his bubble gum" "Chew your food and don't swallow it!" "The cows were masticating the grass"

Definition 7: press or grind with a crushing noise - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for crunch in the sense of this definition

(crunch is a kind of ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

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