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Compare Dutch schransen (to eat greedily), German schranzen. Compare crunch, scrunch.


scranch (third-person singular simple present scranches, present participle scranching, simple past and past participle scranched)

  1. (transitive) To grind with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; to craunch.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for scranch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)