munch

[muhnch]
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:
1375–1425; late Middle English monchen, variant of mocchen; imitative

muncher, noun
unmunched, adjective
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Munch

[moongk]
noun
Edvard [ed-vahrd] , 1863–1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist.

Münch

[mynsh] ,
noun
Charles, 1891–1968, French conductor in the U.S.
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munch (mʌntʃ)
 
vb
to chew (food) steadily, esp with a crunching noise
 
[C14 monche, of imitative origin; compare crunch]
 
'muncher
 
n

Munch (mʊŋk)
 
n
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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munch
late 14c., mocchen, imitative (cf. crunch), or perhaps from O.Fr. mangier, from L. manducare "to chew." Related: Munched; munching. Munchies "food or snack" is first attested 1959; sense of "craving for food after smoking marijuana" is first attested 1971.
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munch definition


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)

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Example sentences
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.
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