AskDefine | Define scrunch

Dictionary Definition

scrunch n : a crunching noise

Verb

1 make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants [syn: crump, thud]
2 sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm" [syn: squat, crouch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down]
3 make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled" [syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch up, crisp]

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English

Etymology

onomatopoeia, from the sound of crumpling a piece of paper

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To crumple and squeeze to make more compact.
    He scrunched the paper into a ball and threw it at the whistling girl.

Noun

  1. A crunching noise.

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