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  • v. Alternative form of craunch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. See craunch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as craunch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. press or grind with a crushing noise

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Examples

  • The next moment he was plucked out into the air, and fell with a "cranch" upon the rocks!

    The Scalp Hunters

  • On this wet day, in the preaching-room of the mill, amid forms and desks, with the cranch of the stones from below, the wash of the wheel from outside, and the rush of the uncrushed corn from above, Cæsar sat rolling sugganes for the stackyard, with Kate working the twister, and going backward before him, and half his neighbours sheltering from the rain and looking on.

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895

  • Snip! snap! crunch! cranch! and off went the Grey Goose's head.

    The Wonder Clock

  • The opossum (for it was no other than an old she 'possum), now turned upon her tail; and, seizing the head of the hare in her hog-like jaws, killed it at a single "cranch."

    The Boy Hunters

  • As we rode through the ruin, a dead stillness surrounded us, broken only by the hooting of the night-bird, and the "cranch-cranch" of our horses 'feet upon the fragments of pottery that covered the deserted streets.

    The Scalp Hunters

  • Nay, the latter are the more harmless wild beasts; for they only cranch a poor traveller now and then, and when they are famished with hunger: the others, though they have dined, cut the throats of some hundreds of poor

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4

  • You cranch the derogator, step through into varitime, do whatever you have to do, and return in 60 seconds, having just cooked dinner, which now sits on the table, all hot and ready to be eaten.

    Payson Roundup stories

  • So when the nest-owner would have gone out after his wont, he drew near the Cat; whereupon she seized him and taking him in her claws, began to bite him and shake him and take him in her mouth and lift him up and cast him down and run after him and cranch him and torture him. 63 The Mouse cried out for help, beseeching deliverance of Allah and began to upbraid the Cat, saying,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So when the nest-owner would have gone out after his wont, he drew near the Cat; whereupon she seized him and taking him in her claws, began to bite him and shake him and take him in her mouth and lift him up and cast him down and run after him and cranch him and torture him. [

    Arabian nights. English

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  • He faced her, but put sound in his voice, letting the blare hurt her again: "I tell you, I am going to cranch."



    Catching her expression, he became rueful and a little tender: "Can't you understand what it means to me? To get out of this horrible prison in my own head? To be a man again—hearing your voice, smelling smoke? To feel again—to feel my feet on the ground, to feel the air move against my face? Don't you know what it means?"


    Cordwainer Smith, Scanners Live In Vain. Nothing to do with WordNet's definition.

    November 29, 2007