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Noun crunch has 3 senses
  1. crunch - the sound of something crunching; "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
    --1 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb crunch1
  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"
    --2 is a kind of
  3. crush, crunch, compaction - the act of crushing
    --3 is a kind of compression, compressing
    --3 has particulars: grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation
    Derived form: verb crunch4
Verb crunch has 4 senses
  1. crunch, scranch, scraunch, crackle - make crunching noises; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
    --1 is one way to make noise, resound, noise
    Derived form: noun crunch1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind - press or grind with a crunching noise
    --2 is one way to press
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. crunch, munch - chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"
    --3 is one way to chew, masticate, manducate, jaw
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  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"
    --4 is one way to break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
    Derived form: noun crunch3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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