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crunch

(krunch),
Sound heard on auscultation of the chest synchronous with cardiac contraction, indicating presence of air in the mediastinum.
[onomatopoetic]

crunch

A crepitance. See Mediastinal crunch.

Patient discussion about crunch

Q. If your stomach muscles are cut across(bikini-cut from a c-section) does that mean that situps(crunches) won't do any good? Is there a better way in this case?

A. from what i know- it's not very good to do any sport right after a c-section. but you should resume as soon as you've been cleared by your doctor to help restore your strength and pre-pregnancy body, and then there is no problem to do situps.

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References in classic literature ?
The lion crunched down, and there wasn't any need to call a doctor.
In the cabin I found all hands assembled, sailors as well, and while coffee was being cooked over the small stove we drank whisky and crunched hard-tack.
A path which ascended daringly among boulders, an evil, lonesome path, which neither herb nor shrub any longer cheered, a mountain-path, crunched under the daring of my foot.