- 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[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 [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[transitive] scrunch something to create a hairstyle with loose curls by squeezing the hair with the hands
NAmE//skrʌntʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrunch
he / she / it scrunches
past simple scrunched
-ing form scrunching
the scrunch of tires on the gravel
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