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squinch

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verb \ˈskwinch\

Definition of squinch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to screw up (the eyes or face) :  squint

  3. 2a :  to make more compactb :  to cause to crouch down or draw together

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  flinch

  6. 2 :  to crouch down or draw together

  7. 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


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squinch

noun

Definition of squinch

  1. :  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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