Crossword clues for crunch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
To chew with force and noise; to craunch.
And their white tusks crunched o'er the whiter skull.
To grind or press with violence and noise.
The ship crunched through the ice.
To emit a grinding or craunching noise.
The crunching and ratting of the loose stones.
Crunch \Crunch\, v. t. To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1814, from craunch (1630s), probably of imitative origin. Related: Crunched; crunching. The noun is 1836, from the verb; the sense of "critical moment" was popularized 1939 by Winston Churchill, who had used it in his 1938 biography of Marlborough.
n. 1 A noisy crackling sound; the sound usually associated with crunching. 2 A critical moment or event. 3 (context exercise English) A form of abdominal exercise, based on a sit-up but in which the lower back remains in contact with the floor. vb. 1 To crush something, especially food, with a noisy crackling sound. 2 To be crush with a noisy crackling sound. 3 (label en slang) To calculate or otherwise process (e.g. ''to crunch numbers'': to perform mathematical calculations). 4 To grind or press with violence and noise.
n. the sound of something crunching; "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources); "an end-of-the year crunch"; "a financial crunch"
chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks" [syn: munch]
Crunch may refer to:
The crunch is one of the most common abdominal exercises. It primarily works the rectus abdominis muscle and also works the obliques.
CRUNCH is a former Saturday morning programming block dedicated to animation on the Canadian television channel YTV. CRUNCH premiered on September 9, 2006, replacing The Zone Summer Weekends hosted by Sugar and Carlos, and "Vortex" hosted by Paula. From its beginning until mid September 2008, it was hosted by Ajay Fry. Starting October 4, 2008, Andy Chapman (not to be confused with Andy from the YTV show, Prank Patrol) became the host.
The theme of the new programming block was a new holiday called "day 6", where there is no homework, chores or hobbies, such as music classes which could interrupt a kid's day during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (the hours that the CRUNCH programming block aired). YTV promoted the new programming block by inviting kids to download a kit which included door hangers informing others that day 6 was on and no chores and homework were being completed. There were also flyers which contained many of the programming block's slogans and a large notebook poster.
The hosted portions of CRUNCH were different than other programming blocks. Rather than having a host talk for 5 minutes after a show, it was divided into two parts: one during the second commercial break, and one during the credits. Crunch also used special on-screen bugs. Sister block The Zone followed its footsteps on September 3, 2007.
Crunch (2000) is the sixth full-length studio album by Impellitteri.
Second album released by the glam rock band Cry Wolf
Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries) (ISBN 978-1-57675-477-1) is a book written by Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, and published in 2008. In it, Bernstein offers a layman's introduction to how the U.S. economic system works. Using economic inequality as the basis of his argument, Bernstein explains why Americans still feel squeezed during boom times, what he believes is wrong with the economy, and how he believes it could be improved for the greater common good.
Usage examples of "crunch".
But this allosaurus dated from before the time of true magic and it gave a full-hard chomp, the kind that crunches bones.
The alumroot was ripped out of the ground and crunched to pieces, its juices squirting.
I could hear the doors open and close and then the crunch of footsteps and Marty Anaheim came around the corner of the restaurant wearing a white linen suit over a black tank top.
Leaves covered the ground, crunching beneath her feet as Arden walked through them.
With a single easy bending stride, he slid his shovel crunching beneath the pile of stony dirt, half straightened, pivoted, and slung the shovelful into the fire, a smooth swinging movement, the heel of the shovel ringing on the baseplate of the door.
She nicked the polluters, the dealers in banned biomaterials, the companies who crunched one gene sequence too many: it was up to the boffins to sort out the detail.
The noise of the iron-teethed rollers crunching the lumps of coal, and the bang and rattle of ponderous machinery were never before so loud and discordant, and the black streams moving down their narrow channels never passed beneath these dizzy boys in monotony quite so dull and ceaseless as they were passing this day.
With only the main and fore topsails drawing, the Bucephalas crunched into the side of the Penchester Castle.
LaChaise crunched through the sparse snow on fourwheel drive, then they got out of the truck into the cold and Butters unlocked the trailer.
I could hear Chango and then the other one, crunching on the gravel in the drive, and then leaving and walking back out to Camino Chiquito.
Ti insist on docking to the Superjumper, Silver realized, as the crunch and shudder of their impact with the docking clamps reverberated through the pusher.
Bendix lightware number cruncher was in the centre of the room, a steel-blue globe one metre in diameter, sitting on a pedestal at chest height.
He leaned back in the chair as his mind grappled with the enormity of what he had just seen, what the cruncher assured him was true.
Jerry Cruncher stood to one side and looked on in silence, sucking on his pipe.
A wet suck on his pipe told the world what Jerry Cruncher felt about that kind of efficiency.