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 for crunching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crunch \Crunch\ (kr[u^]nch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crunched
     (kr[u^]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crunching.] [Prob. of
     imitative origin; or cf. D. schransen to eat heartily, or E.
     scrunch.]
     1. To chew with force and noise; to craunch.
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              And their white tusks crunched o'er the whiter
              skull.                                --Byron.
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     2. To grind or press with violence and noise.
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              The ship crunched through the ice.    --Kane.
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     3. To emit a grinding or craunching noise.
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              The crunching and ratting of the loose stones. --H.
                                                    James.
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