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cranch

[krahnch]
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verb (used with or without object), noun
  1. crunch.

Origin of cranch

1740–50; perhaps blend of crash1 and crunch
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Examples from the Web for cranch

Historical Examples

  • When their hands separated, the father still hesitated, looking at Cranch.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • "But—I did," said Cranch, laughing and shaking between the clenching of the little hands.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • "That's all, gentlemen," broke in the practical voice of Cranch.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • Cranch is poor, and a friend of friends of mine; do your best for him.

    Rodman the Keeper

    Constance Fenimore Woolson

  • "Francisco," interrupted the priest with a single stride, laying his hand upon Cranch's arm, and staring into his eyes.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte