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"
crush, crunch, compaction(verb)
the act of crushing
crunch, scranch, scraunch, crackle(verb)
make a crushing noise
"his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
crunch, cranch, craunch, grind(verb)
press or grind with a crushing noise
"The children crunched the celery sticks"
grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute(verb)
reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
"grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
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
When I came home, Susan was watching TV with her feet up on the couch, crunching a piece of celery.
to be crushed with a noisy crackling sound.
Beetles crunched beneath the men's heavy boots as they worked.
to calculate or otherwise process (e.g. to crunch numbers: to perform mathematical calculations)
That meta data makes it much easier for the search engine software to quickly crunch the data for search queries.
to chew with force and noise; to craunch
to grind or press with violence and noise
to emit a grinding or craunching noise
to crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit
Origin: [Prob. of imitative origin; or cf. D. schransen to eat heartily, or E. scrunch.]
CRUNCH a 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. Starting October 4, 2008 Andy is the host. The theme of the new programming block is 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 a.m. to 12 p.m.. 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's divided into two parts: one during the second commercial break, and one during the credits. Crunch also uses special on-screen bugs. Sister block The Zone followed its footsteps on September 3, 2007.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krunsh, v.t. to crush with the teeth: to chew anything hard, and so make a noise.—n. the act of crunching. [From the sound; cf. Fr. grincer.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. vi. To process, usually in a time-consuming or complicated way. Connotes an essentially trivial operation that is nonetheless painful to perform. The pain may be due to the triviality's being embedded in a loop from 1 to 1,000,000,000. “FORTRAN programs do mostly number-crunching.” 2. vt. To reduce the size of a file by a complicated scheme that produces bit configurations completely unrelated to the original data, such as by a Huffman code. (The file ends up looking something like a paper document would if somebody crunched the paper into a wad.) Since such compression usually takes more computations than simpler methods such as run-length encoding, the term is doubly appropriate. (This meaning is usually used in the construction file crunch(ing) to distinguish it from number-crunching.) See compress. 3. n. The character #. Used at XEROX and CMU, among other places. See ASCII. 4. vt. To squeeze program source into a minimum-size representation that will still compile or execute. The term came into being specifically for a famous program on the BBC micro that crunched BASIC source in order to make it run more quickly (it was a wholly interpretive BASIC, so the number of characters mattered). Obfuscated C Contest entries are often crunched; see the first example under that entry.
The numerical value of crunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of crunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It’s crunch time now, i want to win.
It can get you to crunch time, but we are not there yet.
Of course, if the crunch came and they needed power quickly we would respond.
We still have the big question mark over Iran. This month is the crunch time for P5+1 talks.
We thought it was important to crunch the numbers and see whether the threat warranted the calls being made.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- критичен момент, хрускане, хрускамBulgarian
- Krise, knirschenGerman
- ronzar, crujirSpanish
- ratista, rouske, ratina, narskua, murskata, rouskuttaaFinnish
- spiaccicarsi, masticare, sgranocchiare, scricchiolareItalian
- хрустеть, хрустRussian
- chrúmať, pučiťSlovak
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