- to crunch, crush, or crumple.
- to contract; squeeze together: I had to scrunch my shoulders to get through the door.
- to squat or hunker (often followed by down).
- the act or sound of scrunching.
Origin of scrunch
Examples from the Web for scrunch
The goal should not be to terrify the bejesus out of the public, lest they scrunch their noses and give up.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
February 12, 2011
She does not want to listen or talk, she only wants to scrunch betel, and grunt.Things as They Are
"Scrunch 'em, sir," returned the other, setting his heel heavily on the floor.The Cricket on the Hearth
She was roused by the scrunch of carriage wheels on the gravel drive.The Green Carnation</p>
Robert Smythe Hichens
There'd be one scrunch and then quite a long pause before the next.IT and Other Stories
At last the scrunch of a boot on the wet road struck his ear.The House with the Green Shutters</p>
George Douglas Brown
- to crumple, crush, or crunch or to be crumpled, crushed, or crunched
- the act or sound of scrunching
Word Origin and History for scrunch
1825, "to bite," intensive form of crunch (v.); ultimately imitative. Meaning "to squeeze" is recorded from 1835 (implied in scrunched). Related: Scrunching.