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munch

[muhnch] /mʌntʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to chew with steady or vigorous working of the jaws, often audibly.
verb (used without object)
2.
to chew steadily or vigorously, often audibly.
noun
3.
Informal. a snack.
Verb phrases
4.
munch out, Slang. to snack especially extensively or frequently.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative
Related forms
muncher, noun
unmunched, adjective

Munch

[moo ngk] /mʊŋk/
noun
1.
Edvard
[ed-vahrd] /ˈɛd vɑrd/ (Show IPA),
1863–1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist.

Münch

[mynsh] /münʃ/
noun
1.
Charles, 1891–1968, French conductor in the U.S.
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Examples from the web for munch
  • But it will munch through a colony of aphids with a wonderful sense of mission.
  • Or looking at your appendix and deciding, that you are designed to munch or tough tree-leafs.
  • When pigs are present, and that tree-fern stem is lying on the ground, the pigs will come along and munch on it.
  • Unusual island crows wandered about, as ready to munch on fruit as rob a nest or scavenge leftovers.
  • If the weather's fine, munch your warm brioche at one of the tables on the pavement.
  • Some caterpillars munch on drug-laced leaves to rid themselves of crippling parasites, a new study finds.
  • Adult twig catfish also munch on algae as well as the fallen plant matter they use for camouflage.
  • During your next airport layover or flight delay, skip the fast food and munch on gourmet cuisine.
  • Visitors never seemed to tire of watching the pudgy couple munch bamboo.
  • More crunch than munch, the males' abdomens are hollow.
British Dictionary definitions for munch

munch

/mʌntʃ/
verb
1.
to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
Derived Forms
muncher, noun
Word Origin
C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch

Munch

/mʊŋk/
noun
1.
Edvard (ˈɛdvard). 1863–1944, Norwegian painter and engraver, whose works, often on the theme of death, include The Scream (1893); a major influence on the expressionists, esp on die Brücke
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Word Origin and History for munch
v.

late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from Old French mangier "to eat, bite," from Latin manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching.

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munch in Technology


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.
[Jargon File]
(1995-01-10)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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