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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
munch on an apple (=eat it)
▪ He was munching on an apple.
▪ He drove out of Brighton cheerfully enough, munching his sandwich, climbing the London road until he had breasted the Downs.
▪ He munched his jam sandwich and, between bites, belched.
▪ I remember when the sheep were quite happy nibbling grass and left me alone to munch my sandwiches.
▪ Yesterday, though, the cutlery was plastic as they munched sandwiches together at Fresh Fields.
▪ We now munch four million sandwiches a day.
▪ At they munch their way through, you progressively add waste until the bin's full.
▪ It didn't leap that last hedge: it just munched its way through.
▪ There were lots of interesting things lying around for them to eat and together they munched their way through a large book.
work/munch/smoke etc your way through sth
▪ Environmentalists have warned that dioxins accumulate in fat and milk and will work their way through the food chain.
▪ He's probably smoking his way through your deposit.
▪ He had even tried starting at page 1 and working his way through to the end.
▪ He worked his way through a bag of sandwiches and four cans of Pepsi.
▪ He worked his way through college, performing menial tasks in exchange for reduced tuition.
▪ Tom, like most of the others, will need lots of reinforcement as he works his way through the change.
▪ We are attempting to work our way through all these questions.
▪ You could sense the passage of time working its way through the foundation.
▪ Jamie came out of the store munching a bag of potato chips.
▪ kids munching popcorn at the movies
▪ We sipped black coffee and munched on homemade biscuits.
▪ He took it out to hold and to watch it munch clover.
▪ His son, Francis, was munching away, his protuberant eyes fixed on his father in an unwavering stare.
▪ Hodges finally sits, and I munch on sour dough bread in between sips of the luscious vintage.
▪ I munched secretively, washing my food down with a swallow, of coffee.
▪ Mice munch away on aconites and love to nibble newly sown peas and beans.
▪ Their conversation had a munching sound.
▪ We then watched it buttonhole every munching matriarch in the flock, crying, ` Did you see?
▪ Who wants to count calories and munch on a piece of dry toast at such a time?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Munch \Munch\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Munched; p. pr. & vb. n. Munching.] [Prob. akin to mumble: cf. also F. manger to eat (cf. Mange), and m[^a]cher to cher (cf. Masticate). See Mumble.] To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls.

I could munch your good dry oats.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., mocchen, imitative (compare crunch), or perhaps from Old French mangier "to eat, bite," from Latin manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching.


n. 1 A location or restaurant where good eating can be expected. 2 An act of eating. 3 (context uncountable slang English) food. 4 (context BDSM English) A casual meeting for those interested in BDSM, usually at a restaurant. See (w: Munch (BDSM)). vb. To chew with a grinding, crunching sound—often used with ''on''.

Munch (BDSM)

A munch (derived from "burger munch") is a casual social gathering for people involved in or interested in BDSM. Munches often take place at a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop; the organizer usually reserving a large table, a back area, or a private room. People are free to arrive and leave within the specified hours. The primary purpose is socializing, although some munches also have announcements or demonstrations from local organizations or individuals. Munches are meant to help those who are curious about BDSM meet others, become more comfortable, and better informed. Munches can also be a place to get advice, or pass on anecdotes about BDSM experiences.

More recently, munches dedicated to people into polyamory have sprung up around the U.S. They function much the same as BDSM munches, with perhaps more focus on talking about poly relationships. Some come with food, and there are now some "Liquid Munches" that are held, usually early enough for conversation to be possible, in bars. "Liquid Munches" are known as Sloshes in many areas.

Unlike a play party, most munches are informal affairs that discourage fetish attire or BDSM play. However some munches may be held as a get-together prior to a more formal play party, or other groups may be open to the wearing of collars or pride emblems; as such, covert Master/slave interactions, fetish dress, or other BDSM play may be observed.

Munches have changed with time and with increasing social acceptability of BDSM and fetish lifestyles. Many have expanded to include more people, topics and philosophies. Some munches may have a specific focus, such as spirituality, or whips. Others may be restricted to a specific group; such as women, or submissives. Munches can be very specific to their region, city, or neighbourhood, and regional groups will often host member's only meetings. Each munch is different and reflects the personality of the group that attends it.

Many munch organizers post their event information on social networking sites, some may use e-mail or mailing lists. Local BDSM groups may announce a munch in-person at a meeting, on a community calendar or newsletter, or on their own websites.


Munch is an English verb meaning "to chew with a grinding, crunching sound" or "to eat vigorously or with excitement", possibly deriving from the Old French verb mengier ("to eat"). "Munch" may also refer to:


Münch or Muench is a German surname, meaning "monk". Notable people with this surname include the following:

  • Edvard Munch (1863–1944), Norwegian Expressionist Painter, best known for "The Scream"
  • Aloisius Joseph Muench (1889–1962), German-American cardinal, Papal Nuncio to Germany 1951–1959
  • Burkhard VII. Münch (died 1444), Swiss knight
  • Charles Munch (conductor), born Münch (1891–1968), Alsatian conductor
  • Baron Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen (1806–1871), Austrian playwright better known by his pen name, Friedrich Halm
  • Ernst Münch (musician) (1859–1928), Alsatian organist
  • Ernst Münch (1876–1946), German plant physiologist
  • Friedrich Münch (1799–1881), German-American Rationalist, winemaker, Missouri State Senator and prolific author for German emigrants
  • Guido Münch (born 1921), Mexican astronomer
  • Hans Münch (1911–2001), SS doctor acquitted in the Auschwitz trials
  • Hartung Münch (c. 1265–1332), Bishop of Basel from 1325 to 1328
  • Richard Münch (1916–1987), German actor
  • Dr. Werner Münch (born 1940), German politician of the CDU party
  • Münch (family lineage), noble family originating in Basel, Switzerland, including the branches Münch von Münchenstein, Münch von Münchsberg and Münch von Landskro

Perhaps the most notable of all is Alisa Muench

Munch (surname)

Munch is a Norwegian surname, meaning "monk". It may also sometimes be a variant of the German surname Münch, meaning the same. Notable people with this surname include the following:

  • Adolph Munch, American businessman and politician
  • Charles Munch (conductor) (1891–1968), Alsatian symphonic conductor and violinist
  • Charles Munch (painter) (born 1945), American artist
  • Edvard Munch (1863–1944), Norwegian Symbolist painter and printmaker; an important forerunner of Expressionist art
  • Peter A. Munch (1908–1984), Norwegian-American sociologist, educator and author
  • Peter Andreas Munch (1810–1863), Norwegian medieval historian
  • Peter Rochegune Munch (1870–1948), Danish historian and politician
Münch (family lineage)

The history of the dynasty of the family Münch unfolded within a period of about three hundred years, between 1200 and 1500 AD. During this time the Münchs were one of the most influential family lineages in Basel.

Münch (motorcycles)

Münch was a German motorcycle manufacturer which, during the 1960s, produced the Mammoth, a four-cylinder motorcycle using an NSU car engine.

Hugo Wilson wrote of the founder Friedl Münch:

Limited production began in 1966. The 'Mammoth' name was later dropped due to copyright reasons.

Munch (candy bar)

Munch is a candy bar manufactured by Mars, Incorporated and sold in the United States. The bar was introduced in 1970 as the Snickers Munch Bar and was later relabeled "Munch". It is made of only six ingredients: peanuts, sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt and soy lecithin.

The candy bar contains no chocolate and is comparable to peanut brittle, though the Munch bar has a higher density of peanuts compared to most brittles.

Due to its short list of simple ingredients, it is marketed as being healthy and natural.

Usage examples of "munch".

Ada, on the grass, kept trying to make an anadem of marguerites for the dog while Lucette looked on, munching a crumpet.

Summer Campane with my unparaleld show of wax works and livin wild Beests of Pray in the early part of this munch.

While the Admiral of the Fleet munched away on a blini, and the Deputy Secretary bit into a tongue sandwich, Igor went to work on a helping of herring.

Lord Darcy munched a sandwich and drank a cup of caffe while he read the report from Edinburgh.

There was a dark bay mare inside, cobby sort, sixteen hands, facing away from us and munching hay.

Preacher and two men, the owners of the dogs, went down into the pit with Codger and Muncher.

Muncher, the challenger, was dragging Codger, the champion, around the pit, trying to make the old dog let go of his nose.

They stole and they burgled, returning to Dewdrop after each sortie to find him sitting on the seat of his cart with Sam munching in the nosebag, shaking his head up at the sky to get to the hay.

Munching the cheese, he made his way to the dortour, where lived the students and the Revered Brethren who worked in the Temple and its environs.

Imagine it: Those rigid, shock-headed figures, with corpsy complexions and fish glass eyes, occupying one side of the table in the constrained attitudes and dead fixedness that distinguish all men that are born of wax, and this wrinkled, smoldering old fire-eater occupying the other side, mumbling her prayers and munching her sausages in the ghostly stillness and shadowy indistinctness of a winter twilight.

Her agitation increased when the Andarion returned to her favorite armchair, picked up her bag of friggles from the low table and began munching them!

As they entered the camp, only Ballaw and the baby Fuffle were still awake, both munching steadily at the remains of the feast.

After allowing the horse to drink, Cullen left him amiably munching the spindly clumps of grass that grew beneath the feathery manuka and kanuka trees, and climbed down the bank before shedding his boots, dusty denims and finally his battered leather Akubra hat.

I mingled with the occupants of the other two cars, touring retirees holding an informal coffee klatsch, as they drank coffee and munched sweet rolls.

When Chancellor Blades locked himself inside, the silver slugs, the lithoclasts that dissolved rock, had munched their way through the wood-finished rock foam.