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But as soon as we got that higher speed access to the home there's going to be a tremendous crunch on the backbones for a much higher speed bandwidth. People really ought to be planning for that.
Jon Postel

Meaning of "crunch" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRUNCH

Changed (through influence of munch) from earlier craunch, of imitative origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRUNCH

crunch  [krʌntʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRUNCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crunch is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crunch in English.

WHAT DOES CRUNCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of crunch in the English dictionary

The first definition of crunch in the dictionary is to bite or chew with a crushing or crackling sound. Other definition of crunch is to make or cause to make a crisp or brittle sound. Crunch is also to perform calculations on on a large scale.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRUNCH

PRESENT

Present
I crunch
you crunch
he/she/it crunches
we crunch
you crunch
they crunch
Present continuous
I am crunching
you are crunching
he/she/it is crunching
we are crunching
you are crunching
they are crunching
Present perfect
I have crunched
you have crunched
he/she/it has crunched
we have crunched
you have crunched
they have crunched
Present perfect continuous
I have been crunching
you have been crunching
he/she/it has been crunching
we have been crunching
you have been crunching
they have been crunching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I crunched
you crunched
he/she/it crunched
we crunched
you crunched
they crunched
Past continuous
I was crunching
you were crunching
he/she/it was crunching
we were crunching
you were crunching
they were crunching
Past perfect
I had crunched
you had crunched
he/she/it had crunched
we had crunched
you had crunched
they had crunched
Past perfect continuous
I had been crunching
you had been crunching
he/she/it had been crunching
we had been crunching
you had been crunching
they had been crunching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crunch
you will crunch
he/she/it will crunch
we will crunch
you will crunch
they will crunch
Future continuous
I will be crunching
you will be crunching
he/she/it will be crunching
we will be crunching
you will be crunching
they will be crunching
Future perfect
I will have crunched
you will have crunched
he/she/it will have crunched
we will have crunched
you will have crunched
they will have crunched
Future perfect continuous
I will have been crunching
you will have been crunching
he/she/it will have been crunching
we will have been crunching
you will have been crunching
they will have been crunching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crunch
you would crunch
he/she/it would crunch
we would crunch
you would crunch
they would crunch
Conditional continuous
I would be crunching
you would be crunching
he/she/it would be crunching
we would be crunching
you would be crunching
they would be crunching
Conditional perfect
I would have crunch
you would have crunch
he/she/it would have crunch
we would have crunch
you would have crunch
they would have crunch
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been crunching
you would have been crunching
he/she/it would have been crunching
we would have been crunching
you would have been crunching
they would have been crunching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crunch
we let´s crunch
you crunch
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crunch
Past participle
crunched
Present Participle
crunching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRUNCH


after-lunch
ˈɑːftəˌlʌntʃ
brunch
brʌntʃ
bunch
bʌntʃ
Bunche
bʌntʃ
clunch
klʌntʃ
counterpunch
ˈkaʊntəˌpʌntʃ
dunch
dʌntʃ
honeybunch
ˈhʌnɪˌbʌntʃ
hunch
hʌntʃ
key-punch
kiː pʌntʃ
lunch
lʌntʃ
munch
mʌntʃ
prelunch
priːˈlʌntʃ
punch
pʌntʃ
runch
rʌntʃ
sarpanch
səˈpʌntʃ
scrunch
skrʌntʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRUNCH

crummy
crump
crumpet
crumple
crumple zones
crumpled
crumplings
crumply
crumpy
crunch time
crunchable
cruncher
crunchie
crunchily
crunchiness
crunchings
crunchy
crunk
crunodal
crunode

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRUNCH

abdominal crunch
box lunch
buffet lunch
business lunch
credit crunch
haunch
launch
paunch
picnic lunch
power lunch
prelaunch
press launch
pub lunch
relaunch
school lunch
soft launch
soft-launch
staunch
sucker punch
the crunch

Synonyms and antonyms of crunch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRUNCH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crunch» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crunch

Translation of «crunch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRUNCH

Find out the translation of crunch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crunch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crunch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

嘎吱嘎吱地咬嚼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mascar
570 millions of speakers

English

crunch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संकट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أزمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кризис
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mastigar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কড়্কড়্ শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

croquer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesakitan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

knabbern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バリバリとかむ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아삭아삭 씹어 먹다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crunch
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khủng hoảng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நெருக்கடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आवाज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çatırtı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sgranocchiare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

crunch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

криза
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

criza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρίση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

crunch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

crunch
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

knase
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crunch

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUNCH»

The term «crunch» is very widely used and occupies the 15.612 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUNCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crunch

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRUNCH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crunch.
1
Marsha Blackburn
Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
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J. Carter Brown
No one will understand a Japanese garden until you've walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there's no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience.
3
Jimmy Carr
They say the people most affected by the credit crunch are pensioners - well, let go of the handbag then, Nanna.
4
Jarvis Cocker
I think the credit crunch is a brilliant thing. We should all stop moaning and start celebrating. When times are tough, it's an opportunity to start looking at life in a different way.
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Alexandra Guarnaschelli
I think we love bacon because it has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it, the sizzling sound is so appetizing, the aroma is maddening, the crunch of the texture is so gratifying and the taste delivers every time.
6
Bradley James
In Merlin, Arthur has a very loyal friend who keeps him on his toes. Arthur enjoys those challenges, and there is a lot of great banter between them. Meanwhile, in Arthur, Merlin has a friend he can really rely on. Merlin knows that when it comes the crunch, Arthur will always do the right thing.
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Karen Mills
In October 2008, when the credit crunch hit, small businesses were really crushed by the lack of capital.
8
Jon Postel
But as soon as we got that higher speed access to the home there's going to be a tremendous crunch on the backbones for a much higher speed bandwidth. People really ought to be planning for that.
9
Nouriel Roubini
In an extreme credit crunch, leveraged purchases of gold cause forced sales, because any price correction triggers margin calls. As a result, gold can be very volatile - upward and downward - at the peak of a crisis.
10
Tamara Taylor
Anything salty and crunch is a world of perfection to me. Put chips in front of me, and I will eat to the bottom of the bag. Because I have the tendency to do this, I found these amazing Eden Brown Rice Chips. They're the perfect amount of salt and crunch, and there's nothing in them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRUNCH»

Discover the use of crunch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crunch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crunch
Suddenly everyone needs a bike. And nobody wants to wait. Meanwhile, the crunch has stranded Dewey's parents far up north with an empty fuel tank and no way home.
Leslie Connor, 2010
2
Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (and Other Unsolved ...
In "Crunch," he offers entertaining, informative, and direct answers to a set of compelling economic questions posed by ordinary people.
Jared Bernstein, 2008
3
Crunch!: A History of the Great American Potato Chip
A History of the Great American Potato Chip tells the story of this crispy, salty treat, from the early sales of locally made chips at corner groceries, county fairs, and cafes to the mass marketing and corporate consolidation of the modern ...
Dirk Burhans, 2008
4
Unravelling the Credit Crunch
This book shows us how the actions of many financial institutions, regulatory bodies, central banks, and investment managers adversely affected the entire financial system.
David Murphy, 2009
5
Crunch: Big Hitters,Shot Blockers & Bone Crushers: A History ...
Crunch introduces bodychecking and shotblocking players, power forwards, agitators, and fighters, from the legendary warriors-on-ice such as Gordie Howe and Bobby Baun, to the current tough-guy stars of the NHL, including Darren McCarty, ...
Kevin Allen, 1999
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Credit Crunch Health Care: How Economics Can Save Our ...
This is economics with a human - and humane - face. Everyone concerned about health care needs to read this book.
Cam Donaldson, 2011
7
Crunch Time
Mariah Fredericks is the author of the bestselling novel The True Meaning of Cleavage. In a starred review Booklist said, "Fredericks, a first-time novelist, writes with amazing truth and perception.
Mariah Fredericks, 2010
8
Crunch Munch
A rhythmic description of the different ways in which various animals eat, from a frog eating flies to a cat lapping milk.
Jonathan London, 2002
9
Reindeer Crunch and Other Christmas Recipes
Have you ever munched on Wormy Apple Croissants? How about Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi? These are not your ordinary cookbooks! Easy step-by-step instructions guide you through each unique recipe.
Mary Meinking, 2010
10
Crunch: A Novel
On a trip to Mexico Bethany meets a child at an orphanage who must lose his foot.
Rick Bundschuh, Bethany Hamilton, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRUNCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crunch is used in the context of the following news items.
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Crunch time? It may not be as bad as you think
While the GFC taught us all that a financial crisis can quickly leverage into a real life crunch, it also demonstrated the resilience of demand for ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
2
How cash crunch brought Greeks to their knees
Traffic in Athens has been unusually good recently. Living under capital controls forces people to spend as little as they can. That means cutting ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
3
The Real Effect Of Forced Crunch On Production
We've always had a moral objection to crunch. We've always known it's there, and it's always been a point of contention, to the point of spouses ... «Lifehacker Australia, Jul 15»
4
Virginia Tech student housing crunch worsens with construction delay
The delayed opening of a new dormitory at Virginia Tech has worsened an on-campus housing crunch caused by a historically large freshman ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
5
Maple Spelt Crunch Cookies
Maple Crunch Spelt is made with Starline Organics spelt grain and a hint of Sticky Pete's Maple Syrup, which is also available for purchase at ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
6
Downtown hotel confronts parking crunch
Owners of the Inn at the Commons have come head-to-head with a parking situation that threatens their busy event season coming up in ... «Mail Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Haute-N-Ready: Taco Bell Cap'n Crunch Balls
But the Cap'n Crunch Delights are interesting in that it is the first crossover that doesn't even make an attempt to sound like it hails from South of ... «Willamette Week, Jul 15»
8
Young Greeks feel economic crunch
University of Iowa graduate student Tasos Papachristoudis said many of the college-age people he knows still in Greece are out of work as a ... «UI The Daily Iowan, Jul 15»
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Crunch Time
PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo. Hamilton-Wenham's Keegan O'Shea is safe at the plate after Gloucester's Zach Abbott misses the tag during the ... «Gloucester Daily Times, Jul 15»
10
Citibank Developing Citicoin Cryptocurrency | Crunch Report
Link sharing app Lynx goes live, Tinder makes celebrity profiles verifiable, GoPro and Red Bull are a potentially great partnership, Netflix will ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Crunch [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crunch>. Jul 2019 ».
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