- 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 scrunched
The most terrifying thing I encounter during my visit is a fat, white Himalayan stray cat with red eyes and a scrunched up face.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
Tributes on television are scrunched into ever-shorter segments.A Revolution, With Guitars: How The Beatles Changed Everything
January 28, 2014
Ten feet away, Sher scrunched into a quivering ball and began to cry.Death on Killer Mountain
July 6, 2013
She scrunched her nose and leaned in to examine the creases and dark circles that rimmed her eyes.Meet the First Female President
October 17, 2010
Teddy scrunched his papers, grabbed them with one hand, and without saying another word, sprinted from the Senate chamber.Teddy's JFK Theory
August 26, 2009
The books had tumbled out on the floor: he scrunched a piece of glass under his boot.Typhoon
I'm afraid I scrunched a pearl or two, though: they were all over the place, you know.The Talking Horse
Her eyes were all scrunched up now with trying to remember about it.Fairy Prince and Other Stories
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Kate scrunched her hooves and got real balky, not likin' it a bit.Year of the Big Thaw
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Then he scrunched his eyebrows together in thought, and at last shrugged.The Jewels of Aptor
Samuel R. Delany
- to crumple, crush, or crunch or to be crumpled, crushed, or crunched
- the act or sound of scrunching
Word Origin and History for scrunched
1825, "to bite," intensive form of crunch (v.); ultimately imitative. Meaning "to squeeze" is recorded from 1835 (implied in scrunched). Related: Scrunching.