- the sound of something crunching
"he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
- a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
"an end-of-the year crunch"
"a financial crunch"
- I crunch through the snow.
- These new computers can crunch data faster than ever.
- The recession has put the crunch on wage laborers.
- She could always call her parents when she was in a crunch.
- The Commission has directly warned against a ‘Capacity Crunch’ in its communication of 24 January 2007 (‘An Action-Plan for Capacity, Efficiency and Safety for airports in Europe’ ).
- In the same Action Plan, the Commission highlights the need not only for more efficient use of existing runways, but also for ‘support for new infrastructure’ and underlines the importance of regional airports in order to address this capacity crunch.
- In a high-level economic ministerial meeting in November 2000 the GOK took steps to ‘alleviate Hynix's cash crunch’ and waived statutory credit limits for KFB, KEB and KDB.
- In the event that Frankfurt Main Airport should have to discontinue its night flight operations or decrease the number of the night flights, Germany would face a serious air-freight capacity crunch.
- In this context, the investment is in line with the Commission's 2007 Action Plan for Airport Capacity , which notes that ‘given the expected traffic evolution, Europe will face an ever growing gap between capacity and demand’ for airports and concludes that this ‘capacity crunch at airports poses a threat to the safety, efficiency and competitiveness of all actors involved in the air transport supply chain’ .