Associations to the word «Crunch»

Wiktionary

CRUNCH, verb. To crush something, especially food, with a noisy crackling sound.
CRUNCH, verb. To be crushed with a noisy crackling sound.
CRUNCH, verb. (slang) To calculate or otherwise process (e.g. to crunch numbers: to perform mathematical calculations).
CRUNCH, verb. To grind or press with violence and noise.
CRUNCH, verb. To emit a grinding or crunching noise.
CRUNCH, verb. (computing) (transitive) To compress (data) using a particular algorithm, so that it can be restored by decrunching.
CRUNCH, noun. A noisy crackling sound; the sound usually associated with crunching.
CRUNCH, noun. A critical moment or event.
CRUNCH, noun. (exercise) A form of abdominal exercise, based on a sit-up but in which the lower back remains in contact with the floor.
CRUNCH NUMBERS, verb. (idiomatic) To figure; to do the math.
CRUNCH TIME, noun. (slang) A critical period of time during which it is necessary to work hard and fast
CRUNCH TIME, noun. (basketball) The last few minutes of play in the fourth quarter

Dictionary definition

CRUNCH, noun. The sound of something crunching; "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path".
CRUNCH, noun. 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".
CRUNCH, noun. The act of crushing.
CRUNCH, verb. Make a crushing noise; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel".
CRUNCH, verb. Press or grind with a crushing noise.
CRUNCH, verb. Chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks".
CRUNCH, verb. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats