Crunching


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Crunching

Slang; a situation in which the price of an investment rapidly drops below its support level.
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His belly is almost full, or we should hear him crunching the bones.
Baroda heard footsteps crunching the gravel; but could discern in the darkness only the approaching red point of a lighted cigar.
I am not afraid," answered Sonya's voice, and along the path toward Nicholas came the crunching, whistling sound of Sonya's feet in her thin shoes.