from The Century Dictionary.
- To crush with the teeth; crunch. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- verb To crush with the teeth; to chew with violence and noise; to crunch.
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- verb transitive To crush with the teeth; to chew with violence and noise; to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb press or grind with a crushing noise
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One day, a few weeks later, I stopped before a store window in a crowd to examine some pictures, satisfied my curiosity, and in stepping back to go away, put the heel of my number ten on a lady's foot with that peculiar "craunch" that you know hurts.
Said the whelp, ‘Wait awhile, O camel, till thou see how I will tear him, and give thee to eat of his flesh, whilst I craunch his bones and drink his blood.’
Seeing him draw nigh, burying his broad wheels in the oppressed soil — I, the prostrate votary — felt beforehand the annihilating craunch.
There was no door to the place to knock at or open, but the craunch of a foot was heard on the coal outside, and a girl came in, moist and shivering.
Now they craunch it, and crowd snuffling along through the corn-hills!
As they stood there, Mr. B — — 's garden door, just round the corner, was heard to open and slam, and craunch, craunch, came his stately pace upon the gravel.
Indeed, not a sound was to be heard, except the creak and craunch of the dry snow under our feet.
Some crocodile or hippopotamus crawling through the rushes might craunch the babe.
But you are not to craunch up a Frenchman; remember that!
Said the whelp, 'Wait awhile, O camel, till thou see how I will tear him, and give thee to eat of his flesh, whilst I craunch his bones and drink his blood.'