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Brunch vs. Crunch

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Brunchnoun

A meal eaten later in the day than breakfast and earlier than lunch, and often consisting of typical foods from both of those meals.

Crunchverb

To crush something, especially food, with a noisy crackling sound.

‘When I came home, Susan was watching TV with her feet up on the couch, crunching a piece of celery.’;

Brunchverb

To eat brunch.

Crunchverb

To be crushed with a noisy crackling sound.

‘Beetles crunched beneath the men's heavy boots as they worked.’;

Brunchnoun

a late breakfast or an early lunch.

Crunchverb

(slang) To calculate or otherwise process (e.g. to crunch numbers: to perform mathematical calculations). Presumably from the sound made by mechanical calculators.

‘That metadata makes it much easier for the search engine to crunch the data for queries.’;

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Brunchnoun

combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning

Crunchverb

To grind or press with violence and noise.

Brunchverb

eat a late-morning meal;

‘We brunch in Sundays’;

Crunchverb

To emit a grinding or crunching noise.

Brunchnoun

a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch

‘breakfast was served so late as almost to constitute brunch’; ‘he cobbled together a brunch of cold remains from the fridge’;

Crunchverb

To compress (data) using a particular algorithm, so that it can be restored by decrunching.

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Brunch

Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, and regularly has some form of alcoholic drink (most usually champagne or a cocktail) served with it. It is usually served between 11 o'clock in the morning and 2 o’clock pm.

Crunchverb

To make employees work overtime in order to meet a deadline in the development of a project.

Crunchnoun

A noisy crackling sound; the sound usually associated with crunching.

Crunchnoun

A critical moment or event.

Crunchnoun

A problem that leads to a crisis.

Crunchnoun

(exercise) A form of abdominal exercise, based on a sit-up but in which the lower back remains in contact with the floor.

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Crunchnoun

A small piece created by crushing; pieces of material with a friable or crunchy texture.

Crunchnoun

The overtime work required to catch up and finish a project, usually in the final weeks of development before release.

Crunchnoun

A dessert consisting of a crunchy topping with fruit underneath

Crunchverb

To chew with force and noise; to craunch.

‘And their white tusks crunched o'er the whiter skull.’;

Crunchverb

To grind or press with violence and noise.

‘The ship crunched through the ice.’;

Crunchverb

To emit a grinding or craunching noise.

‘The crunching and ratting of the loose stones.’;

Crunchverb

To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.

Crunchnoun

the sound of something crunching;

‘he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path’;

Crunchnoun

a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources);

‘an end-of-the year crunch’; ‘a financial crunch’;

Crunchnoun

the act of crushing

Crunchverb

make crunching noises;

‘his shoes were crunching on the gravel’;

Crunchverb

press or grind with a crunching noise

Crunchverb

chew noisily;

‘The children crunched the celery sticks’;

Crunchverb

reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;

‘grind the spices in a mortar’; ‘mash the garlic’;

Crunchverb

crush (a hard or brittle foodstuff) with the teeth, making a loud but muffled grinding sound

‘she paused to crunch a ginger biscuit’;

Crunchverb

make a crunching sound, especially when walking or driving over gravel or an icy surface

‘the snow crunched as we walked’; ‘footsteps began to crunch across the frozen rock’;

Crunchverb

(especially of a computer) process (large quantities of information)

‘the program crunches data from 14,000 sensors to decipher evolving patterns’;

Crunchnoun

a loud muffled grinding sound like that of something hard or brittle being crushed

‘Marco's fist struck Brian's nose with a crunch’;

Crunchnoun

a crucial point or situation, typically one at which a decision with important consequences must be made

‘when it comes to the crunch you chicken out’;

Crunchnoun

a severe shortage of money or credit

‘the agencies are facing a financial crunch’;

Crunchnoun

a physical exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles; a sit-up.

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