verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to perform a great many numerical calculations or extensive manipulations of numerical data.
- to process a large amount of data.
Examples from the Web for crunch
The stories are told through the eyes of two fishing guides, Crunch and Des, with a spare grace and humor that stand strong.Book Bag: Overlooked Classic Books From the Sunshine State|Randy Wayne White|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tomatoes' crunch and tang add new dimensions of delight.The Ultimate Southern Cheeseburger Created in South Carolina|Jane & Michael Stern|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their physical footprint is smaller than a traditional Equinox or Crunch Fitness gym -- between 3,000 to 8,000 square feet.Downsize Fitness, the Gym for Overweight Members Only|Daniel Gross|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Other products include steak-and-egg burritos, and the AM Crunch Wrap.
Every robot punch, stab, blast, and crunch is necessary, and the action never grows monotonous.Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Is a Total Blast|Marlow Stern|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
More likely fear—listening for the town watch to become a voice instead of a crunch of boots.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
Wheeler was sensible of a certain uneasiness as he listened to the crunch of the boring tool and the jarring thud of the hammers.The Greater Power|Harold Bindloss
While I scrambled after a safe word, I heard the crunch of wheels upon the gravel.The Professor's Mystery|Wells Hastings
A crunch of footsteps could be heard outside, cautiously approaching the barn door.Motor Matt's Mystery|Stanley R. Matthews
Suddenly she heard the click and crunch of unwonted wheels upon the drive near the house.True and Other Stories|George Parsons Lathrop
British Dictionary definitions for crunch
Word Origin for crunch
Word Origin and History for crunch
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.