scrunch up

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Verb1.scrunch up - 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
2.scrunch up - 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"
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References in classic literature ?
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.
'Every time I read up a card, I scrunch up just a little bit,' Harvey said, making the audience laugh.
Scrunch up the ends so the thing now looks like a giant Christmas cracker and tie the ends with elastic bands secure.