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Crisp vs. Crunch — What's the Difference?

Crisp vs. Crunch — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Crisp and Crunch

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Crisp

(of a substance) firm, dry, and brittle
Crisp bacon
The snow is lovely and crisp
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

Crush (a hard or brittle foodstuff) with the teeth, making a loud but muffled grinding sound
She paused to crunch a ginger biscuit
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(of the weather) cool, fresh, and invigorating
A crisp autumn day
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

(especially of a computer) process (large quantities of information)
The program crunches data from 14,000 sensors to decipher evolving patterns
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(of a way of speaking) briskly decisive and matter-of-fact, without hesitation or unnecessary detail
Her answer was crisp
Sep 19, 2019
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Crunch

A loud muffled grinding sound like that of something hard or brittle being crushed
Marco's fist struck Brian's nose with a crunch
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

A wafer-thin slice of potato fried or baked until crisp and eaten as a snack.
Cut down on fatty snacks such as crisps
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

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
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

A dessert of fruit baked with a crunchy topping of brown sugar, butter, and flour
Rhubarb crisp
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A physical exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles; a sit-up.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Give (food) a crisp surface by placing it in an oven or under a grill
Crisp the pitta in the oven
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To chew with a noisy crackling sound.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Curl (something) into short, stiff, wavy folds or crinkles
There is a cooling breeze which crisps the broad clear river
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To crush, grind, or tread noisily.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle
Crisp potato chips.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

(Slang) To perform operations on; manipulate or process (numerical or mathematical data).
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Pleasingly firm and fresh
Crisp carrot and celery sticks.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To chew noisily with a crackling sound
Crunching on celery.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Bracing; invigorating
Crisp mountain air.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To move with a crushing sound
Crunching through the snow.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Lively; sprightly
Music with a crisp rhythm.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To produce or emit a crushing sound.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Conspicuously clean or new
A crisp dollar bill.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

The act or sound of crunching.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Marked by clarity, conciseness, and briskness
A crisp reply.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A modified sit-up having a smaller range of motion that reduces back strain and strengthens the abdominal muscles
Stomach crunches.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Having small curls, waves, or ripples. Used of hair.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A decisive confrontation.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To make or keep crisp.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A critical moment or situation, especially one that occurs because of a shortage of time or resources
A year-end crunch.
An energy crunch.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To become or remain crisp.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A period of financial difficulty characterized by tight money and unavailability of credit.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Something crisp or easily crumbled
The roast was burned to a crisp.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

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.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

A dessert of fruit baked with a sweet crumbly topping
Apple crisp.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To be crushed with a noisy crackling sound.
Beetles crunched beneath the men's heavy boots as they worked.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Chiefly British A potato chip.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

(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.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(of something seen or heard) Sharp, clearly defined.
This new television set has a very crisp image.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To grind or press with violence and noise.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture.
The crisp snow crunched underfoot.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To emit a grinding or crunching noise.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To cause the gears to emit a crunching sound by releasing the clutch before the gears are properly synchronised.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(of weather, air etc.) Dry and cold.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To compress (data) using a particular algorithm, so that it can be restored by decrunching.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(of movement, action etc.) Quick and accurate.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To make employees work overtime in order to meet a deadline in the development of a project.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(of talk, text, etc.) Brief and to the point.
An expert, given a certain query, will often come up with a crisp answer: “yes” or “no”.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A noisy crackling sound; the sound usually associated with crunching.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(of wine) having a refreshing amount of acidity; having less acidity than green wine, but more than a flabby one.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A critical moment or event.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(obsolete) Lively; sparking; effervescing.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A problem that leads to a crisis.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(dated) Curling in stiff curls or ringlets.
Crisp hair
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

(exercise) A form of abdominal exercise, based on a sit-up but in which the lower back remains in contact with the floor.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(obsolete) Curled by the ripple of water.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

The overtime work required to catch up and finish a project, usually in the final weeks of development before release.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(comptheory) Not using fuzzy logic; based on a binary distinction between true and false.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A dessert consisting of a crunchy topping with fruit underneath.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(British) A thin slice of fried potato eaten as a snack.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

The symbol #.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

A baked dessert made with fruit and crumb topping
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

A small piece created by crushing; a piece of material with a friable or crunchy texture.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(food) Anything baked or fried in thin slices and eaten as a snack.
Kale crisps
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

(slang) A shortage.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(transitive) To make crisp.
To crisp bacon by frying it
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To chew with force and noise; to craunch.
And their white tusks crunched o'er the whiter skull.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(intransitive) To become crisp.
To put celery into ice water to crisp
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To grind or press with violence and noise.
The ship crunched through the ice.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To cause to curl or wrinkle (of the leaves or petals of plants, for example); to form into ringlets or tight curls (of hair).
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To emit a grinding or craunching noise.
The crunching and ratting of the loose stones.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To become curled.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To cause to undulate irregularly (of water); to cause to ripple.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

The sound of something crunching;
He heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To undulate or ripple.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

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
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To wrinkle, contort or tense (a part of one's body).
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

The act of crushing
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To become contorted or tensed (of a part of the body).
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

Make crunching noises;
His shoes were crunching on the gravel
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To interweave (of the branches of trees).
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

Press or grind with a crunching noise
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To make a sharp or harsh sound.
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

Chew noisily;
The children crunched the celery sticks
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To colour (something with highlights); to add small amounts of colour to (something).
Sep 19, 2019

Crunch

Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;
Grind the spices in a mortar
Mash the garlic
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Curled with the ripple of the water.
You nymphs called Naiads, of the winding brooks . . . Leave jour crisp channels.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.
The cakes at tea ate short and crisp.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.
It [laurel] has been plucked nine months, and yet looks as hale and crisp as if it would last ninety years.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Lively; sparking; effervescing.
Your neat crisp claret.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
The snug, small room, and the crisp fire.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp.
The lover with the myrtle spraysAdorns his crisped tresses.
Along the crisped shades and bowers.
The crisped brooks,Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

That which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling.
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

A thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface;
The dress got wrinkled
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Make brown and crisp by heating;
Toast bread
Crisp potatoes
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

(of something seen or heard) clearly defined;
A sharp photographic image
The sharp crack of a twig
The crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Tender and brittle;
Crisp potato chips
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Pleasantly cold and invigorating;
Crisp clear nights and frosty mornings
A nipping wind
A nippy fall day
Snappy weather
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed;
Crisp carrot and celery sticks
A firm apple
Crunchy lettuce
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

In small tight curls
Sep 19, 2019

Crisp

Brief and to the point; effectively cut short;
A crisp retort
A response so curt as to be almost rude
The laconic reply; `yes'
Short and terse and easy to understand
Sep 19, 2019

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