Crunch meaning

krŭnch
To move with a crushing sound.

Crunching through the snow.

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To chew with a noisy crackling sound.
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The definition of a crunch is a sit-up type of abdominal exercise where the torso is only lifted slightly off the floor.

An example of a crunch is a common ab flattening exercise done in Pilates.

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(slang) To calculate or otherwise process (e.g. to crunch numbers: to perform mathematical calculations).

That metadata makes it much easier for the search engine to crunch the data for queries.

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(slang) To perform operations on; manipulate or process (numerical or mathematical data).
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To chew noisily with a crackling sound.

Crunching on celery.

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To produce or emit a crushing sound.
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The act or sound of crunching.
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A modified sit-up having a smaller range of motion that reduces back strain and strengthens the abdominal muscles.

Stomach crunches.

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To bite or chew with a noisy, crackling sound.
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To press, grind, tread, fall, etc. with a noisy, crushing sound.
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(informal) To process (a vast quantity of numbers or other data) rapidly.

Using a computer to crunch population statistics.

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The act or sound of crunching.
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An exercise much like a sit-up, except that the upper body is raised only slightly off the floor rather than to an upright position.
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(informal) A tight situation; specif., an economic squeeze.
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(slang) A showdown.
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(1) To process data. See number crunching.
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To crush something, especially food, with a noisy crackling sound.

When I came home, Susan was watching TV with her feet up on the couch, crunching a piece of celery.

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To be crushed with a noisy crackling sound.

Beetles crunched beneath the men's heavy boots as they worked.

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To grind or press with violence and noise.
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To emit a grinding or crunching noise.
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A noisy crackling sound; the sound usually associated with crunching.
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A critical moment or event.
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(exercise (sport)) A form of abdominal exercise, based on a sit-up but in which the lower back remains in contact with the floor.
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Crunch means to bite, chew, crush or grind loudly.

An example of crunch is eating a raw carrot stick.

An example of crunch is crushing a bag of potato chips.

An example of crunch is walking on broken glass.

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Crunch is defined as a critical moment when time or resources are running out.

An example of a crunch is the last few minutes of a race.

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To crush, grind, or tread noisily.
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Origin of crunch

  • Alteration of craunch possibly of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition