crunch - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/krʌntʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theycrunch
he/she/itcrunches
present participlecrunching
past tensecrunched
past participlecrunched
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive]

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    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