n 1: Norwegian painter (1863-1944) [syn: Munch, Edvard Munch] 2: a large bite; "he tried to talk between munches on the sandwich" v 1: chew noisily; "The children crunched the celery sticks" [syn: crunch, munch]
verbEtymology: Middle English monchen, probably of imitative origin Date: 14th century transitive verb to eat with a chewing action <many a mouthful is munched in private — Washington Irving>; also to snack on <drank coffee and munched homemade cookies — Lady Bird Johnson> intransitive verb to eat or chew something; alsosnack — usually used with on • munchernoun
Munch Munch, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Munched; p. pr. & vb. n. Munching.] [Prob. akin to mumble: cf. also F. manger to eat (cf. Mange), and m[^a]cher to cher (cf. Masticate). See Mumble.] To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls. [Formerly written also maunch and mounch.] I could munch your good dry oats. --Shak.
(munches, munching, munched) If you munch food, you eat it by chewing it slowly, thoroughly, and rather noisily. Luke munched the chicken sandwiches...Across the table, his son Benjie munched appreciatively...Sheep were munching their way through a yellow carpet of leaves.VERB: V n, V, V way through n, also V away at/on n