crunch

01. Our footsteps [crunched] on the newly fallen snow.
02. We heard a [crunch], and went outside, where we found someone had dented our new car.
03. The dog was noisily [crunching] the bones left over from our steaks.
04. Eli drank the rest of his scotch, and then [crunched] the ice cubes in his teeth.
05. The bicycle wheels [crunched] over the gravel path.
06. Tomorrow is the big [crunch], so we have to get this ready before we go home tonight.
07. We could hear the [crunch] of a bone breaking when he fell.
08. The players hit each other with a loud [crunch].
09. She heard the [crunching] sound of the horses coming up the gravel road.
10. The child was [crunching] on cookies and drinking a big glass of milk.
11. He heard a loud [crunch] when the car hit the bicycle.
12. I like my vegetables steamed just lightly so that they are still crisp and [crunchy].
13. These noodles are a little [crunchy]; I don't think you cooked them long enough.
14. Peanuts and almonds give our chocolate bars a delicious [crunch], and will satisfy any appetite.
15. I always put lots of nuts in my cookies to make them nice and [crunchy].
16. George Bernard Shaw was once invited to a gala vegetarian dinner, but he refused saying, "The thought of two thousand people [crunching] celery at the same time horrified me."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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