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Definition of "scrunch" []

  • To crush or crunch. (verb-transitive)
  • To crumple or squeeze; hunch: scrunched up their shoulders; scrunch one's nose against a window. (verb-transitive)
  • To hunch: "The men scrunched closer” ( Susan Dworski). (verb-intransitive)
  • To move with or make a crunching sound: scrunching along the gravel path. (verb-intransitive)
  • A crunching sound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrunch" in a sentence
  • "I reckon you can refer to a staggered crunch as a 'scrunch', but what's the term for a semi-muffled scrunch?"
  • ""When you wear flip-flops, you kind of scrunch your toes to keep the flip-flop on your foot," Shroyer says."
  • "Aspinall obeyed, and next moment was writhing under the "scrunch" which the president in his humour bestowed upon it."