Today is National Chip and Dip Day, but not all crunching is created equal.
We go in single file, crunching through the leaves, dodging broken bottles and jutting rocks with our bare feet.
On Friday, pollsters will be crunching numbers coming out of the convention.
Then, but for the crunching of my horses over the turf some yards away, there was silence.
The sullen slapping of the waves drowned his crunching footsteps.
The cogs emitted a grating, crunching sound, as of quartz in a stone-crusher, and then subsided.
Nearer and nearer came the crunching footsteps of his enemy.
Meanwhile I lost no time in tumbling the pyramid to pieces, and crunching the delicious bulbs.
There was a crunching of fragile bones, and warm blood ran in his mouth.
He alluded to the clergy as 'priests sitting upon their golden middens and crunching the bones of the people.'
1814, from craunch (1630s), probably of imitative origin. Related: Crunched; crunching. The noun is 1836, from the verb; the sense of "critical moment" was popularized 1939 by Winston Churchill, who had used it in his 1938 biography of Marlborough.
: : It's Crunch Time in the Havens