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scrunch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scrunch

  1. 1 to create (as by crushing) an irregular mass of creases in <scrunched up the shirt and tossed it in the laundry> Synonyms crinkle, rumple, crumple, wrinkleRelated Words corrugate, crease, crimp, fold, pleat, pucker, ruck; crisp, ripple, ruffle; contract, furrow, knit; mess (up), muss (up)Near Antonyms even, iron, press, straighten; unfold; neaten, tidyAntonyms flatten, iron out, smooth, smoothen, uncrumple

  2. 2 to lie low with the limbs close to the body <the climbers scrunched down on the leeward side of a large boulder and waited for the storm to pass> Synonyms couch, huddle, hunch, hunker (down), crouch, squat, squinchRelated Words curl up

  3. 3 to press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound <scrunched loose gravel with every footstep> Synonyms crunch, gnash, grate, grit, scrape, grindRelated Words creak, groan, moan, rasp, scratch, whine; clash, collide, jangle, jar




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