Definition of scrunch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scrunch

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//skrʌntʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrunch
     
    he / she / it scrunches
     
    past simple scrunched
     
    -ing form scrunching
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make a loud sound like the one that is made when you walk on gravel (= small stones) synonym crunch The snow scrunched underfoot.
  2. 2[transitive] scrunch something (up) to squeeze something into a small round shape in your hands He scrunched up the note and threw it on the fire.
  3. 3 [transitive] scrunch something (up) to squeeze something into a smaller shape or into a smaller space The armadillo scrunched itself up into a ball. She scrunched up her eyes in the midday sun. Our coats were all scrunched up in the corner.
  4. 4[transitive] scrunch something to create a hairstyle with loose curls by squeezing the hair with the hands
scrunchnoun[singular]
 
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the scrunch of tires on the gravel

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