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squinch

verb \ ˈskwinch \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of squinch

1 : to screw up (the eyes or face) : squint
2 a : to make more compact
b : to cause to crouch down or draw together
1 : flinch
2 : to crouch down or draw together
3 : squint

Examples of squinch in a Sentence

  1. squinched down to fit under the table

  2. squinched up her eyes in disgust

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Origin and Etymology of squinch

probably blend of squint and pinch


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squinch

noun

Definition of squinch

: a support (such as an arch, lintel, or corbeling) carried across the corner of a room under a superimposed mass

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Origin and Etymology of squinch

alteration of earlier scunch back part of the side of an opening



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