from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as scranch or scrunch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a crushing noise


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  • Then comes a long scraunch, and a thunderous rattle of blocks; a sail goes with a report like a gun; the vessels bump a few times, and then one draws away, leaving the other with bows staved in.

    The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions Joints In Our Social Armour James Runciman 1871

  • I want you to understand that the evangelist and the sceptic both were prepared to hear the scraunch of the collision on that deadly night; they had seen two entire ships 'companies lost since they came out, yet they would not give in or look serious altogether.

    A Dream of the North Sea James Runciman 1871

  • You must tell him which one to attack with his key preliminary to the scraunch. "

    Trapped by Malays A Tale of Bayonet and Kris George Manville Fenn 1870


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