a period of intense pressure; a critical situation:
It’s crunch time for high-tech companies.
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A period when pressure to succeed is great, often toward the end of an undertaking. For example, It’s crunch time—we only have two more days to finish. This term employs crunch in the sense of “a critical situation or test.” [ ; 1970s ]
/ˈkrʌntʃɪ/ noun 1. (South African, derogatory, slang) another name for an Afrikaner
[kript] /krɪpt/ noun 1. a subterranean chamber or vault, especially one beneath the main floor of a church, used as a burial place, a location for secret meetings, etc. 2. Anatomy. a slender pit or recess; a small glandular cavity. 1. variant of before a vowel. /krɪpt/ noun 1. a cellar, vault, or underground chamber, […]
- Crypt abscesses
crypt abscesses pl.n. Abscesses that are characteristic of ulcerative colitis, and are located in the mucosa of the large intestine.
/ˌkrɪptəsˈθiːzɪə/ noun 1. (psychol) another term for extrasensory perception