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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crunch  \Crunch\  (kr[u^]nch),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crunched} 
  (kr[u^]ncht);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crunching}.]  [Prob.  of 
  imitative  origin;  or  cf  D.  schransen  to  eat  heartily,  or  E. 
  scrunch.] 
  1.  To  chew  with  force  and  noise;  to  craunch. 
 
  And  their  white  tusks  crunched  o'er  the  whiter 
  skull.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  grind  or  press  with  violence  and  noise. 
 
  The  ship  crunched  through  the  ice.  --Kane. 
 
  3.  To  emit  a  grinding  or  craunching  noise. 
 
  The  crunching  and  ratting  of  the  loose  stones.  --H. 
  James. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crunched 
  adj  :  reduced  to  small  pieces;  "crunched  nuts" 




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