crunch

Part of speech: verb

To crush with the teeth; chew audibly; crush or grind noisily.

Part of speech: noun

The act of crunching.

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Usage examples "crunch":

  1. Wheeling about in the foam, reddened with his blood, he crushed them as a tiger would crunch its prey. - "American Merchant Ships and Sailors", Willis J. Abbot.
  2. They came at last, with a shuffle of feet and click of bayonets, the word was passed, the relief fell out, and away they went, crunch, crunch, across the gravel. - "The King in Yellow", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. Crunch, crunch, crunch, went the horses’ feet, jingle jangle, jingle jangle, went the bells until they were almost up to the white house at the end of the lane. - "Black-Eyed Susan", Ethel Calvert Phillips.