Definition of crunch:
toil, hee-haw, the moment of truth, bray, inadequateness, dally, exigency, travail, scarceness, prove, compression, scranch, deficit, labor, blast, calf love, tight spot, boxercise, ordeal, compaction, squelch, philander, poverty, milestone, burble, crush, romance, paucity, the point of no return, demolish, count, review, moil, grate, choke down, craunch, scrutinize, calisthenics, gnash, inspect, tinderbox, bite, chaw, tragedy, boiling point, extremity, infatuation, coquet, chew, crossroads, crossroad, clack, aquarobics, circuit training, concretion, chomp, lack, blow, crack, shortage, undersupply, clatter, calculate, squash, estimate, juncture, aerobics, scantiness, assess, bang, cacophony, chow down, peak, flash point, hell, clamor, highlight, climax, rattle, grind, nightmare, check over, crump, emergency, mash, failure, thunder, clamour, crisis, reckon, ding, bolt, zero hour, babble, difficulty, Dunkirk, aerobic, coquette, dig, densification, cannibalize, mouth, economic squeeze, burst, the burn, chump, rumble, drudge, blare, watershed, comminute, crackle, scraunch, screech, beep, jam, click, want, masticate, determine, inadequacy, check, chin-up, breaking point, study, puppy love, head, scrunch, chat up, drought, crepitate, butterfly, lacuna, flirt, examine, monitor, buzz, turning point, quagmire, worst-case scenario, squeeze, add up, cranch, champ, bend, famine, groan, dearth, labour, thud, cough, go over, splash, crunch time, munch, pinch, press, battle, bodybuilding, devour, crash around, trouble, compute, insufficiency, conjuncture, project, clutch, crushed leather, boom, scarcity, stress.
- "Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl", Fannie Hurst.
Then the night camp under the stars, when the savoury game stew- or if we couldn't get any game, the fried rashers of bacon, had been discussed, and pipes were in full blast- this constituted not the least pleasant moment of the day, as we sat and swapped yarns, to the accompaniment of the monotonous crunch- crunch of ruminating oxen tied to the yokes; or the occasional howl of a hyena, or the cry of some mysterious night bird coming up out of the surrounding blackness.- "A Frontier Mystery", Bertram Mitford.
- "The Tin Soldier", Temple Bailey.