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crunch

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UK [krʌntʃ]
  • n.嚼;〔方言〕碎屑;嘎扎嘎扎的响声;〔美俚〕摊牌(时刻)
  • v.嘎扎嘎扎地咀嚼(饼干等)
  • adj.最后一线胜机的
  • Web关键时刻;吱嘎吱嘎咬或嚼某物;危机
Present Participle:crunching  Past Tense:crunched  Simple Present:crunches  
crunch
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n.
1.
[c][ususing]
压碎声;碎裂声a noise like the sound of sth firm being crushed
the crunch of feet on snow
脚踩着雪发出的嘎吱嘎吱声
The car drew up with a crunch of gravel.
那辆汽车在沙砾路上嘎吱一声停了下来。
2.
[sing]
(informal)
紧要关头;困境;症结;令人不快的重要消息an important and often unpleasant situation or piece of information
The crunch came when she returned from America.
她从美国回来以后,危机就出现了。
He always says he'll help but when it comes to the crunch(= when it is time for action) he does nothing.
他口口声声说一定帮忙,然而到关键时候却不行动。
The crunch is that we can't afford to go abroad this year.
症结在于我们今年负担不起出国的费用。
3.
[c][ususing]
(突发的)不足,短缺;(尤指)缺钱a situation in which there is suddenly not enough of sth, especially money
a budget/energy/housing crunch
预算╱能源╱住房短缺
v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (on) sth
嘎吱嘎吱地嚼to crush sth noisily between your teeth when you are eating
She crunched her apple noisily.
她吃苹果发出嘎嚓嘎嚓的声音。
2.
[i][t]
~ (sth)
(使)发出碎裂声to make or cause sth to make a noise like sth hard being crushed
The snow crunched under our feet.
积雪在我们脚下嘎吱作响。
3.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
(在路上)行进发出响声to move over a surface, making a loud crushing noise
I crunched across the gravel to the front door.
我嘎吱嘎吱走过石子路来到前门。
4.
[t]
~ sth
(快速大量地)处理信息;数字捣弄to deal with large amounts of data very quickly
adj.
1.
[obn]
(informal)
(会议、体育竞赛等)至关重要的,最后一线胜机的acrunch meeting, sports game, etc. is very important and may be the last chance to succeed
Sunday's crunch game with Leeds
星期天与利兹队决一雌雄的比赛

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