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1scrunch

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
1
:  crunch, crush
2
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
1
:  to move with or make a crunching sound
2
:  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

2scrunch

noun

Definition of SCRUNCH

:  a crunching sound

First Known Use of SCRUNCH

1857
SCRUNCH Defined for Kids

scrunch

verb \ˈskrənch\
scrunchedscrunch·ing

Definition of SCRUNCH for Kids

1
:  to cause (as facial features) to draw together
2
:  1crouch, hunch <… he … scrunched sideways until his back was against a small tree. — Gary Paulsen, Hatchet>
3
:  to draw or squeeze together tightly <She scrunched her fists.>
4
:  crumple 1
5
:  1crush 1

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