scrunch


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scrunch

 (skrŭnch, skro͝onch)
v. scrunched, scrunch·ing, scrunch·es
v.tr.
1. To crush or crunch.
2. To crumple or squeeze; hunch: scrunched up their shoulders; scrunch one's nose against a window.
v.intr.
1. To hunch: "The men scrunched closer" (Susan Dworski).
2. To move with or make a crunching sound: scrunching along the gravel path.
n.
A crunching sound.

[Probably alteration of crunch.]

scrunch′a·ble adj.

scrunch

(skrʌntʃ)
vb
to crumple, crush, or crunch or to be crumpled, crushed, or crunched
n
the act or sound of scrunching
[C19: variant of crunch]

scrunch

(skrʌntʃ, skrʊntʃ)

v.t.
1. to crunch or crush.
2. to contract; squeeze together: I scrunched my shoulders.
v.i.
3. to squat or hunker (often fol. by down).
n.
4. the act or sound of scrunching.
[1815–25; expressive alter. of crunch]

scrunch


Past participle: scrunched
Gerund: scrunching

Imperative
scrunch
scrunch
Present
I scrunch
you scrunch
he/she/it scrunches
we scrunch
you scrunch
they scrunch
Preterite
I scrunched
you scrunched
he/she/it scrunched
we scrunched
you scrunched
they scrunched
Present Continuous
I am scrunching
you are scrunching
he/she/it is scrunching
we are scrunching
you are scrunching
they are scrunching
Present Perfect
I have scrunched
you have scrunched
he/she/it has scrunched
we have scrunched
you have scrunched
they have scrunched
Past Continuous
I was scrunching
you were scrunching
he/she/it was scrunching
we were scrunching
you were scrunching
they were scrunching
Past Perfect
I had scrunched
you had scrunched
he/she/it had scrunched
we had scrunched
you had scrunched
they had scrunched
Future
I will scrunch
you will scrunch
he/she/it will scrunch
we will scrunch
you will scrunch
they will scrunch
Future Perfect
I will have scrunched
you will have scrunched
he/she/it will have scrunched
we will have scrunched
you will have scrunched
they will have scrunched
Future Continuous
I will be scrunching
you will be scrunching
he/she/it will be scrunching
we will be scrunching
you will be scrunching
they will be scrunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrunching
you have been scrunching
he/she/it has been scrunching
we have been scrunching
you have been scrunching
they have been scrunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrunching
you will have been scrunching
he/she/it will have been scrunching
we will have been scrunching
you will have been scrunching
they will have been scrunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrunching
you had been scrunching
he/she/it had been scrunching
we had been scrunching
you had been scrunching
they had been scrunching
Conditional
I would scrunch
you would scrunch
he/she/it would scrunch
we would scrunch
you would scrunch
they would scrunch
Past Conditional
I would have scrunched
you would have scrunched
he/she/it would have scrunched
we would have scrunched
you would have scrunched
they would have scrunched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrunch - a crunching noisescrunch - a crunching noise      
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.scrunch - make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
crunch, scranch, scraunch, crackle - make a crushing noise; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
2.scrunch - sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
sit, sit down - be seated
3.scrunch - make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit - to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
ruck, ruck up, pucker - become wrinkled or drawn together; "her lips puckered"

scrunch

verb
1. rustle, crackle, whisper Her feet scrunched on the ground.
2. crumple, crush, squash, crunch, mash, ruck up scrunching her white cotton gloves into a ball

scrunch

verb
To incline the body:
Translations

scrunch

[skrʌntʃ] VT (also to scrunch up) → ronzar

scrunch

[ˈskrʌntʃ]
vi (= crunch) → crisser
The sand on the floor scrunched under our feet → Le sable sur le sol crissait sous nos pas.
Her feet scrunch on the gravel → Ses pas crissent sur le gravier.
vt
[+ paper, material] → chiffonner
to scrunch one's nose → froncer le nez
scrunch up
vt sep [+ paper, cloth] → chiffonner

scrunch

nKnirschen nt; the car came up the snowy road with a scrunch of tyres (Brit) or tires (US) → die Reifen des Wagens knirschten auf der schneebedeckten Straße
vt noserümpfen; to scrunch something (up) into a balletw zusammenknüllen
vi (gravel, snow)knirschen; his boots scrunched on the gravelseine Stiefel knirschten auf dem Kies; they scrunched through the fallen leavesdas Laub raschelte unter ihren Schritten; he scrunched up his faceer verzog das Gesicht
References in classic literature ?
I have found out that you must either scrunch them, or let them scrunch you.
Miss Watson would say, "Don't put your feet up there, Huckleberry;" and "Don't scrunch up like that, Huckleberry -- set up straight;" and pretty soon she would say, "Don't gap and stretch like that, Huckleberry -- why don't you try to be- have?" Then she told me all about the bad place, and I said I wished I was there.
I took her in my lap, and the surgeon sponged off the blood and took a needle and thread and began to sew it up; it had to have a lot of stitches, and each one made her scrunch a little, but she never let go a sound.
'Scrunch 'em, sir,' returned the other, setting his heel heavily on the floor.
I said, `Sartin I kin, if she don't mind being scrunched up some.
"How the snow purrs!" cried the April baby, as the horses scrunched it up with their feet.
There was an air of austerity in this departure, the scrunched gravel of the drive crying out under the slowly turning wheels, the horse's lean thighs moving with ascetic deliberation away from the light into the obscurity of the open space bordered dimly by the pointed roofs and the feebly shining windows of the little alms-houses.
The books had tumbled out on the floor: he scrunched a piece of glass under his boot.
One video showed Cllr Smith, who was successfully elected to represent Newton, reaching into a letterbox on the Vulcan Estate to retrieve a leaflet, and then appearing to scrunch it up and put it in his pocket.
If you are using baking paper, it works better if you really scrunch it up beforehand to make it more pliable.
First they were asked to 'scrunch' their necks and jut their heads forward.
Then the students were asked to "scrunch" their necks and jut their heads forward.