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Meaning of MUNCH

Pronunciation:  munch, mûngk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a large bite; "he tried to talk between munches on the sandwich"
  2. [n]  Norwegian painter (1863-1944)
  3. [v]  eat lightly; "She just nibbles at her food"
  4. [v]  chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks"

MUNCH is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: crunch, Edvard Munch, nibble
 Antonyms: binge, englut, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, stuff
 See Also: bite, chew, chomp, eat, jaw, manducate, masticate, painter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Munch\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Munched}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Munching}.] [Prob. akin to mumble: cf. also F. manger to
eat (cf. {Mange}), and m[^a]cher to cher (cf. {Masticate}).
See {Mumble}.]
To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews
provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls.
[Formerly written also {maunch} and {mounch}.]

      I could munch your good dry oats.        --Shak.

Computing Dictionary

To transform information in a serial fashion, often requiring large amounts of computation. To trace down a data structure. Related to crunch and nearly synonymous with grovel, but connotes less pain.

Often confused with mung.

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Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bite, bolus, champ, chaw, chew, chew the cud, chew up, chomp, chump, crunch, cud, gnash, gnaw, gob, grind, gum, masticate, morsel, mouth, mouthful, mumble, nibble, nip, quid, ruminate, scrunch, snap, swallow