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.
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How to use scrunch in a sentence
The goal should not be to terrify the bejesus out of the public, lest they scrunch their noses and give up.
She heard his stealthy pads scrunch on the snow the other side of the wall, and then he found the hole.Lives of the Fur Folk | M. D. Haviland
Behind him there was the scrunch, the grinding roar, of the long line of steel wheels carrying the runaway spoil train.The Hero of Panama | F. S. Brereton
Then suddenly there was a rush and a roar and a yell of voices--and the scrunch of swiftly applied brakes.The Mountebank | William J. Locke
They went on like ghostly, silent shadows, only the scrunch of the cones underfoot told of their solidity.The Night Riders | Ridgwell Cullum
Aspinall obeyed, and next moment was writhing under the “scrunch” which the president in his humour bestowed upon it.Follow My leader | Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for scrunch
to crumple, crush, or crunch or to be crumpled, crushed, or crunched
the act or sound of scrunching
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