from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To crush or crunch.
- transitive v. To crumple or squeeze; hunch: scrunched up their shoulders; scrunch one's nose against a window.
- intransitive v. To hunch: "The men scrunched closer” ( Susan Dworski).
- intransitive v. To move with or make a crunching sound: scrunching along the gravel path.
- n. A crunching sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To crumple and squeeze to make more compact.
- n. A crunching noise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- To scranch; to crunch.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Probably alteration of crunch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
onomatopoeia, from the sound of crumpling a piece of paper (Wiktionary)