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crunch

[ kruhnch ]
/ krʌntʃ /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to chew with a crushing sound.
to produce, or proceed with, a crushing noise.

noun

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Idioms for crunch

    crunch numbers, Computers.
    1. to perform a great many numerical calculations or extensive manipulations of numerical data.
    2. to process a large amount of data.
Also craunch.

Origin of crunch

1795–1805; blend of craunch and crush
crunch·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crunch

crunch
/ (krʌntʃ) /

verb

to bite or chew (crisp foods) with a crushing or crackling sound
to make or cause to make a crisp or brittle soundthe snow crunched beneath his feet

noun

the sound or act of crunching
the crunch informal the critical moment or situation

adjective

informal critical; decisivecrunch time
Also called: craunch
crunchable, adjectivecrunchy, adjectivecrunchily, adverbcrunchiness, noun
C19: changed (through influence of munch) from earlier craunch, of imitative origin
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