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crunched, past tense; crunches, 3rd person singular present; crunched, past participle; crunching, present participle;
  1. Crush (a hard or brittle foodstuff) with the teeth, making a loud but muffled grinding sound
    • - she paused to crunch a ginger snap
  2. Make such a sound, esp. when walking or driving over gravel or an icy surface

  3. Strike or crush noisily
    • - two cab drivers who had just crunched fenders
  4. Process large amounts of information or perform operations of great complexity, esp. by computer
    • - computers crunch data from real-world observations
Noun
  1. A loud muffled grinding sound made when crushing, moving over, or hitting something
    • - Marco's fist struck Brian's nose with a crunch
  2. A crucial point or situation, typically one at which a decision with important consequences must be made
    • - when it comes to the crunch, you chicken out
  3. A severe shortage of money or credit
    • - the Fed would do what it could to ease America's credit crunch
  4. A physical exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles; a sit-up


  1. the sound of something crunching; "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
  2. 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"
  3. press or grind with a crushing noise
  4. chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
  5. crush: the act of crushing
  6. grind: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
  7. Crunch (2000) is the sixth full-length studio album by Impellitteri.
  8. 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. ...
  9. Nestlé Crunch is the name of a candy bar made of milk chocolate with crisped rice mixed in, produced by Nestlé. Its current slogan is, "For the Kid in You." It was first introduced in 1937.
  10. Second album released by the glam rock band Cry Wolf
  11. The crunch is one of the most common abdominal exercises. It primarily works the rectus abdominis.
  12. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The team is currently owned by Glen Taylor and they play all their home games at the Target Center. ...
  13. A noisy crackling sound; the sound usually associated with crunching; A critical moment or event; ) A form of abdominal exercise, based on a sit-up but in which the lower back remains in contact with the floor; to crush something with a noisy crackling sound, especially with reference to food; ...
  14. (Crunches) Abdominal exercises. Sit-ups done on the floor with legs on bench, hands behind the neck.
  15. (Crunches) An exercise which works your abdominal in which you crunch your legs and stomach together.
  16. (crunches) a modified sit-up having a smaller range of motion that reduces back strain and strengthens the abdominal muscles.
  17. (Crunches) This exercise works the entire front abs, especially the upper abs. Lay on your back and have your legs crossed. Put your hands behind your neck, but don’t pull with your hands. Slowly roll your body forward using your abs muscles until your shoulder is slightly above the floor. ...
  18. (crunches) an exercise performed by "curling" the midsection to draw the base of the ribcage and the hips as close together as possible; the hip joints themselves should not move during the movement and are usually held at a 90-degree angle by putting the lower legs on a chair or bench with one' ...
  19. (Crunching) Hey, watch that stock, it’s crunching through the price level. – This happens when the support of a stock seems non-existent, and the price starts to fall rather quickly.
  20. (Informal) Number Crunching: act of processing numbers and figures in media planning.
  21. or Crunchy - Rules-heavy. Referring to rules which detail how actions and/or action resolution is determined. Also includes rules which specify abilities, statistics, monsters, equipment, etc. Often includes little or no story information.
  22. The forced evacuation of desirable points (2) due to the lack of alternate plays; in particular, a position in which you are forced to bury checkers deep within your home board.
  23. To efficiently process large amounts of information. A number cruncher, for example, is a routine or device optimized for and dedicated to processing numbers.
  24. To minimize the amount of computer memory used to store a program.
  25. n. a severe shortage of money or credit.