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Crunch (kr?nch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crunched (kr?ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crunching.] [Prob. of imitative origin; or cf. D. schransen to eat heartily, or E. scrunch.]

1.

To chew with force and noise; to craunch.

And their white tusks crunched o'er the whiter skull. Byron.

2.

To grind or press with violence and noise.

The ship crunched through the ice. Kane.

3.

To emit a grinding or craunching noise.

The crunching and ratting of the loose stones. H. James.

 

© Webster 1913.


Crunch, v. t.

To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.

 

© Webster 1913.