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graunch

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Pronunciation: /ɡrɔːn(t)ʃ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

informal , chiefly British

Definition of graunch in English:

verb

[no object]
1Make a crunching or grinding noise: the wheels graunched against a stone wall
1.1 [with object] NZ Damage (something): she sat massaging a shoulder she’d graunched last week

noun

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A crunching or grinding noise.

Origin

late 19th century (originally Leicestershire dialect): imitative.

Words that rhyme with graunch

haunch, launch, paunch, raunch, staunch

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