Definition of scrunch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    scrunch

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skrʌntʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skrʌntʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrunch
    BrE BrE//skrʌntʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skrʌntʃ//
     
    he / she / it scrunches
    BrE BrE//ˈskrʌntʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskrʌntʃɪz//
     
    past simple scrunched
    BrE BrE//skrʌntʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skrʌntʃt//
     
    past participle scrunched
    BrE BrE//skrʌntʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skrʌntʃt//
     
    -ing form scrunching
    BrE BrE//ˈskrʌntʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskrʌntʃɪŋ//
     
    Styling hair
     
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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 make something become smaller The hedgehog scrunched itself up into a ball.
  4. 4[transitive] scrunch something to create a hairstyle with loose curls by squeezing the hair with the hands See related entries: Styling hair
  5. Word Origin late 18th cent. (in the sense ‘eat or bite noisily’): probably imitative; compare with crunch.

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