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Munch vs. Lunch

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Munchverb

To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, and with the mouth closed — often used with on.

‘Jim was munching on a biscotti.’;

Lunchnoun

A light meal usually eaten around midday, notably when not as main meal of the day.

Munchverb

To eat vigorously or with excitement.

‘Watching old Bill munch his pancakes makes me hungry!’;

Lunchnoun

(cricket) A break in play between the first and second sessions.

Munchnoun

A location or restaurant where good eating can be expected.

Lunchnoun

Any small meal, especially one eaten at a social gathering.

‘After the funeral there was a lunch for those who didn't go to the cemetery.’;

Munchnoun

(colloquial) An act of eating.

‘We had a good munch at the chippy.’;

Lunchverb

(intransitive) To eat lunch.

‘I like to lunch in Italian restaurants.’;

Munchnoun

food.

Lunchverb

(transitive) To treat to lunch.

Munchnoun

(BDSM) A casual meeting for those interested in BDSM, usually at a restaurant. See Munch (BDSM).

Lunchnoun

A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner, most commonly about noontime.

Munchverb

To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls.

‘I could munch your good dry oats.’;

Lunchverb

To take luncheon.

Munchnoun

Norwegian painter (1863-1944)

Lunchnoun

a midday meal

Munchnoun

a large bite;

‘he tried to talk between munches on the sandwich’;

Lunchverb

take the midday meal;

‘At what time are you lunching?’;

Munchverb

chew noisily;

‘The children crunched the celery sticks’;

Lunchverb

provide a midday meal for;

‘She lunched us well’;

Lunch

Lunch, an abbreviation for luncheon, is a meal eaten around midday. During the 20th century, the meaning gradually narrowed to a meal eaten midday.

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