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Noun
A critical state of affairs requiring urgent action
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“It is about a woman who is competent, caring, and who always comes through in the crunch.”
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An insufficient amount or supply (of something)
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“This was very similar to the problems a growing startup would face when faced with a strong competitor and a crunch of funds.”
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An unfortunate condition or event
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Abdominal exercise
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Something that needs to be resolved
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A forceful collision of two things
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A baked dessert made with fruit and crumb topping
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A state of being forced into a small or restricted space
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A style of glaze giving the impression of many small cracks
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A strong or firm grasp or grip
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An accident or collision involving moving vehicles
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A thing that can be heard
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A soft, muffled crackling sound
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To deform physically while making a crunching or scraping sound
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“Have the students crunch the papers and smooth them out on their desks.”
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To bite or chew with a noisy crushing sound
“These substantial and curiously ugly animals use their bony foreheads to smash off great lumps of coral before they crunch it up with massive front teeth.”
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(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
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To press or crush noisily or be pressed or crushed noisily
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To hit or collide with, typically with a moving vehicle
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To make a fizzing, popping sound
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To cause mental or emotional strain or tension in
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