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scrunch

[ skruhnch, skroonch ]
/ skrʌntʃ, skrʊntʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to crunch, crush, or crumple.
to contract; squeeze together: I had to scrunch my shoulders to get through the door.
verb (used without object)
to squat or hunker (often followed by down).
noun
the act or sound of scrunching.
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Origin of scrunch

First recorded in 1815–25; perhaps expressive variant of crunch
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British Dictionary definitions for scrunch

scrunch
/ (skrʌntʃ) /

verb
to crumple, crush, or crunch or to be crumpled, crushed, or crunched
noun
the act or sound of scrunching

Word Origin for scrunch

C19: variant of crunch
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