Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crunch

3 senses of crunch

Sense 1
crunch -- (the sound of something crunching; "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 2
crunch -- (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")
       => situation -- (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple")

Sense 3
crush, crunch, compaction -- (the act of crushing)
       => compression, compressing -- (applying pressure)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crunch

4 senses of crunch

Sense 1
crunch, scranch, scraunch, crackle -- (make a crushing noise; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel")
       => make noise, resound, noise -- (emit a noise)

Sense 2
crunch, cranch, craunch, grind -- (press or grind with a crushing noise)
       => press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")

Sense 3
crunch, munch -- (chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks")
       => chew, masticate, manducate, jaw -- (chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass")

Sense 4
grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute -- (reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

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