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English noun: crunch

1. crunch (event) the sound of something crunching


SamplesHe heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path.


Broader (hypernym)noise

2. crunch (state) a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)


SamplesAn end-of-the year crunch.
A financial crunch.


Broader (hypernym)situation

3. crunch (act) the act of crushing


Synonymscompaction, crush


Broader (hypernym)compressing, compression


Narrower (hyponym)grind, mill, pulverisation, pulverization


English verb: crunch

1. crunch (communication) make a crushing noise


SamplesHis shoes were crunching on the gravel.


Synonymscrackle, scranch, scraunch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound


Narrower (hyponym)crump, scrunch, thud

2. crunch (contact) press or grind with a crushing noise


Synonymscranch, craunch, grind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)press

3. crunch (consumption) chew noisily


SamplesThe children crunched the celery sticks.


Synonymsmunch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)chew, jaw, manducate, masticate

4. crunch (change) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading


SamplesGrind the spices in a mortar.
Mash the garlic.


Synonymsbray, comminute, grind, mash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize


Narrower (hyponym)mill, pestle, pulp









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