how to pronounce crunch

/ˈkɹʌntʃ/

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crunch frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word crunch occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

crunch is pronounced in one syllable

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kɹʌntʃ

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An example use of crunch in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… last day we we had to crunch him quite a …”

meanings of crunch

noun:

  1. A critical moment or event.
  2. A noisy crackling sound; the sound usually associated with crunching.
  3. A small piece created by crushing; a piece of material with a friable or crunchy texture.
  4. A dessert consisting of a crunchy topping with fruit underneath.
  5. The overtime work required to catch up and finish a project, usually in the final weeks of development before release.
  6. A shortage.
  7. A problem that leads to a crisis.
  8. A form of abdominal exercise, based on a sit-up but in which the lower back remains in contact with the floor.

verb:

  1. To crush something, especially food, with a noisy crackling sound.
  2. To be crushed with a noisy crackling sound.
  3. To grind or press with violence and noise.
  4. To make employees work overtime in order to meet a deadline in the development of a project.
  5. To compress (data) using a particular algorithm, so that it can be restored by decrunching.
  6. To calculate or otherwise process (e.g. to crunch numbers: to perform mathematical calculations). Presumably from the sound made by mechanical calculators.
  7. To emit a grinding or crunching noise.

words with pronunciation similar to crunch

crunchycrunchercrutchclinchlunchcrushedmunchgruntcrunchingconch

words that rhyme with crunch

hunchbrunchpunchbunchmunchlunch

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