crunch crunch  /ˈkrəntʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the sound of something crunching
  2. (n) a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
  3. (n) the act of crushing
  4. (v) make a crushing noise
  5. (v) press or grind with a crushing noise
  6. (v) chew noisily
  7. (v) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • But as the economy soured and the subprime credit crunch began expanding into other credit areas over the past year, CDS investors became jittery.

News

  1. Syracuse Crunch fights for its season in front of home crowd

    "Don't let us win three.." Syracuse Crunch captain Mike Angelidis' words are proof that the Crunch has its swagger back.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNYCentral.com

  2. Crunch prevail to bring Calder Cup Finals back to Syracuse

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Syracuse Crunch staved off elimination in the Calder Cup Finals on Saturday night with a 5-2 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rome Sentinel

  3. Crunch return from Grand Rapids

    The Crunch arrived back in town Sunday morning from Michigan after taking down the Griffins in game 5 of the Calder Cup finals, 5-2. Crunch will take on Grand Rapids in game 6 Tuesday at 7.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: YNN Syracuse

Quotes

  1. "The world is suffering a triple challenge: of higher fuel prices, higher food prices and a credit crunch," said Brown in an interview with British newspaper the Guardian. "My message to the G8 will be that instead of sidelining climate...
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Xinhua

  2. Mr Darling said: "The global credit crunch and sharp rises in world oil prices have pushed up prices at the pump. Today's decision will help motorists and businesses get through what is a difficult time for everyone."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Alistair Darling Source: Times Online

  3. "My job is to make women dream," Christian Dior designer John Galliano told The Associated Press. "Of course I'm aware of the credit crunch, but it is not a creative crunch - not at the house of Dior, anyway."
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: John Galliano Source: International Herald Tribune

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