HyperDic: crunch

English > 7 senses of the word crunch:
NOUNeventcrunchthe sound of something crunching
statecruncha critical situation that arises because of a shortage / shortage (as a shortage / shortage of time or money or resources)
actcrunch, crush, compactionthe act of crushing
VERBcommunicationcrunch, scranch, scraunch, cracklemake a crushing noise
contactcrunch, cranch, craunch, grindpress or grind with a crushing noise
consumptioncrunch, munchchew noisily
changecrunch, grind, mash, bray, comminutereduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
crunch > pronunciation
Soundskrah'nch
Rhymesbrunch ... scrunch: 10 rhymes with ahnch...
English > crunch: 7 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sound of something crunching.
Example"he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Verbscrunchmake a crushing noise
English > crunch: 7 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA critical situation that arises because of a shortage / shortage (as a shortage / shortage of time or money or resources).
Examples
  • "an end-of-the year crunch"
  • "a financial crunch"
BroadersituationA complex or critical or unusual difficulty
English > crunch: 7 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of crushing.
Synonymscrush, compaction
Narrowergrind, mill, pulverization, pulverisationThe act of grinding to a powder or dust
Broadercompression, compressingapplying pressure
Spanishcrujido
Catalancruixit
Verbscrunchreduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
English > crunch: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningMake a crushing noise.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
Synonymsscranch, scraunch, crackle
Narrowercrump, thud, scrunchmake a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
Broadermake noise, resound, noiseemit a noise
Spanishchasquear, chirriar, crepitar, crujir, rechinar
Catalancarrisquejar, crepitar, cruixir, esclafir, espetegar
Nounscrunchthe sound of something crunching
English > crunch: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningPress or grind with a crushing noise.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscranch, craunch, grind
BroaderpressExert pressure or force to or upon
Spanishmoler, triturar
Catalantriturar
English > crunch: 7 senses > verb 3, consumption
Meaningchew noisily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The children crunched the celery sticks"
Synonymmunch
Broaderchew, masticate, manducate, jawchew (food)
Spanishcurruscar, masticar ruidosamente, ronchar, ronzar
Catalanbrostejar, fer cruixir
English > crunch: 7 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningReduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsgrind, mash, bray, comminute
Narrowermillgrind with a mill
pestlegrind, mash or pulverize in a mortar
pulpReduce to pulp
Broaderbreak up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentisebreak or cause to break into pieces
Spanishaplastar, dilacerar, machacar, majar, moler, picar
Catalancapolar, moldre, molinar, picolar, triturar
Nounscrunchthe act of crushing

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