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 macher 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.


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