verb \ˈskrənch, ˈskrnch\

: to make your body lower or shorter by bending your legs, making your back bend forward, lowering your head, etc.

: to tighten the muscles of (your face or nose)

: to put (several or many people or things) in a space that is too small

Full Definition of SCRUNCH

transitive verb
:  crunch, crush
a :  to draw or squeeze together tightly
b :  crumple —often used with up
c :  to cause (as one's features) to draw together —usually used with up
intransitive verb
:  to move with or make a crunching sound
:  crouch, hunch; also :  squeeze

Examples of SCRUNCH

  1. I scrunched down in the chair.
  2. I scrunched the fabric in my hand.

Origin of SCRUNCH

alteration of 1crunch
First Known Use: circa 1790

Rhymes with SCRUNCH



Definition of SCRUNCH

:  a crunching sound

First Known Use of SCRUNCH



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