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scrunch

verb \ ˈskrənch , ˈskru̇nch \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of scrunch

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

Examples of scrunch in a Sentence

  1. I scrunched down in the chair.

  2. I scrunched the fabric in my hand.

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Origin and Etymology of scrunch

alteration of 1crunch


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scrunch

noun

Definition of scrunch

: a crunching sound

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First Known Use of scrunch

1857

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SCRUNCH Defined for English Language Learners

scrunch

Definition of scrunch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SCRUNCH Defined for Kids

scrunch

verb \ ˈskrənch \

Definition of scrunch for Students

scrunched; scrunching
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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