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British Dictionary definitions for graunch

graunch

verb
  1. (tr) NZ to crush or destroy
  2. Southern African to kiss and cuddle (someone) passionately
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Word Origin

C19: from English dialect word, of imitative origin
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Historical Examples

  • Nothing was heard but an occasional graunch, graunch, as he devoured the end of his pen.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 18, 1914

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