scrunch

[ skruhnch, skroonch ]
/ skrʌntʃ, skrʊntʃ /

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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