American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To crush or crunch.
- v. To crumple or squeeze; hunch: scrunched up their shoulders; scrunch one's nose against a window.
- v. To hunch: "The men scrunched closer” ( Susan Dworski).
- v. To move with or make a crunching sound: scrunching along the gravel path.
- n. A crunching sound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To crush, as with the teeth; crunch; hence, to grind or keep down.
- To squeeze; crush.
- To crunch; make a crushing, crunching noise.
- n. A harsh, crunching sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- To scranch; to crunch.
- v. sit on one's heels
- v. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
- v. make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
- n. a crunching noise
- onomatopoeia, from the sound of crumpling a piece of paper (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of crunch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I reckon you can refer to a staggered crunch as a 'scrunch', but what's the term for a semi-muffled scrunch?”
“When you wear flip-flops, you kind of scrunch your toes to keep the flip-flop on your foot," Shroyer says.”
“Aspinall obeyed, and next moment was writhing under the "scrunch" which the president in his humour bestowed upon it.”
“It just goes to show, Williams said, that "if you dream really big dreams . . . and you just kind of scrunch up your eyes and work real hard and try to dream real hard, your dreams might just come true.”
“Put some gel, or mouse or cream in. (rub it on your hands and scrunch your hair upwards from the ends) Look for something that is called scrunch gel, or curl definition, etc. (if you are on a budget I STRONGLY recommend Garnier.”
“a lovely "scrunch" sound when you squash a clove with the flat blade of a knife or chop it up.”
“I make a funny face and scrunch my nose when this sort thing goes on.”
“Boys are taught over and over again not to cry: to scrunch their faces, to think about the Gettysburg address, to distract themselves," says Dr. Brizendine, the author of the best-selling book, "The Female Brain.”
“When he spoke, at mid-afternoon in Hong Kong, he would scrunch his eyes closed tight, as if forcing himself awake, and shove his suit jacket sleeves and shirt sleeves high up from his wrists to his forearms in the same effort.”
“When I'd tell some well-meaning person the news of my move and impending divorce, their face would scrunch into tortured concern, until I learned to quickly follow it with, "But no worries; it's all okay.”
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