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verb     crunch pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecrunching
past tensecrunched
past participlecrunched
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive]Sound effect to bite hard food, causing it to make a loud noise
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a noise like something being crushed

    Leaves crunched under our feet as we walked up the path to the house.

    1. a.
      to move on a surface that makes the noise of something being crushed

      They crunched across splintered glass and wood to the door.

  3. 3
    [transitive] informal if you crunch numbers, you do a lot of calculations
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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