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squinch

verb \ ˈskwinch \

Definition of squinch

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

Origin and Etymology of squinch

probably blend of squint and pinch

squinch Synonyms

Synonyms
couch, huddle, hunch, hunker (down), scrunch, squat, crouch
Related Words
curl up
Near Antonyms
straighten, unbend, uncurl

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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

Illustration of squinch

Origin and Etymology of squinch

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



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