crunch

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /kɹʌntʃ/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
crunch

Third-person singular
crunches

Past tense
crunched

Past participle
crunched

Present participle
crunching

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you crunch something, you crush it and it makes a breaking noise.
    Broken glass crunched beneath his shoes.
    The sound of Hannah crunching her chips in the quiet church seemed very loud.
  2. (transitive) If you crunch numbers or data, you do a lot of calculations to find an answer.

Noun[change]

Singular
crunch

Plural
crunches

  1. (countable) A crunch is the sound of something hard, like nuts, being crushed.
    You can hear the crunch of Hannah's chips.
  2. (countable) A crunch is a difficult time under a lot of pressure.

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