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noun American English pronunciation: crunch /krʌntʃ/ 
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pluralcrunches

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  1. 1
    [singular] Sound effect: crunch the loud noise that something hard makes when you bite it

    the crunch of potato chips

    1. a.
      a noise like something being crushed

      I could hear the crunch of someone's feet on the gravel.

  2. 3

    the crunch

    informal the time when something important or difficult happens or must be decided
    if/when it comes to the crunch:

    If it comes to the crunch, can I rely on you to support me?

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