Munch 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 m[^a]cher 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}.] [1913 Webster]

I could munch your good dry oats. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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