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crotch the place where two long, straight parts, such as legs or tree branches, come together.
crouch to lower the body close to the ground by bending the legs. A cat about to pounce crouches, as does a person getting ready to run in a race. [2 definitions]
croup1 a disease in children that causes coughing and difficult breathing.
crow1 a shiny black bird known for its shrill, harsh cry. Crows are often seen looking for food.
crow2 to make the harsh cry of a rooster. [3 definitions]
crowbar a heavy, metal bar or rod with a flattened and bent end. A crowbar is used to lift or pry things.
crowd a large number of people gathered together. [5 definitions]
crowded very full, or too full, of things or people.
crown a covering for the head often made of gold or silver and decorated with jewels. Kings and queens wear crowns. [4 definitions]
crow's-nest a small platform near the top of a ship's mast. A person stands in the crow's-nest to see what is happening on and around the ship.
crucial very important; deciding the success or failure of something.
crude natural; raw. [3 definitions]
cruel willing to cause pain or suffering; showing no mercy. [2 definitions]
cruelty the state or characteristic of being cruel. [2 definitions]
cruise to travel for pleasure in a ship. [3 definitions]
cruiser a fast ship of medium size. Cruisers are used in wars. [3 definitions]
crumb a tiny piece that breaks or falls from baked goods.
crumble to break or crush into bits or crumbs. [2 definitions]
crumple to press or crush and cause wrinkles. [2 definitions]
crunch to chew with a crackling noise; crush by biting. [3 definitions]
crunchy making or capable of making a crunching sound, especially when chewed.