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crunch in Colours & sounds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrunchcrunch1 /krʌntʃ/ noun  1 C[singular] a noise like the sound of something being crushed The only sound was the crunch of tyres on gravel.2 [countable, singular] American EnglishMONEY a difficult situation caused by a lack of something, especially money or time Three new teachers were hired to help ease the crunch.cash/budget/financial etc crunch Cost cutting had enabled the organization to survive a previous cash crunch.3 the crunch4 [countable] an exercise in which you lie on your back and lift your head and shoulders off the ground to make your stomach muscles strong syn sit-up
Examples from the Corpus
crunchFirst though it's rugby and crunch time in the Courage League tomorrow.At crunch time the team really pulled together.My footsteps made a satisfactory crunch on a gravel path and I was aware at once that the satyr's footsteps had halted.Millions of otherwise serviceable computers today are suffering from space crunch.While that supply crunch has eased, prices are still benefiting to some extent, traders say.Actually, the crunch did come, and the liberals never lifted a finger to save us.I heard the crunch of footsteps on gravel road outside.If it comes to the crunch, going in would seem to me the lesser evil.There was the crunch of his feet rapidly moving away over the snow and she felt her tense muscles relax.cash/budget/financial etc crunchIn the short term, next week's budget crunch is more like a toy train crash rather than the real thing.But until the budget crunches of the early nineties, no administrator ever threatened to fire them.The cash crunch also prevented the family from fully stocking its remaining stores.Despite this cash crunch, Simpson may yet find a way to at least postpone payment of his debts to the plaintiffs.