[ US /ˈskɹəntʃ/ ]
[ UK /skɹˈʌnt‍ʃ/ ]
  1. a crunching noise
  1. sit on one's heels
    The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm
    In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting
  2. make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
  3. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic
    crease the paper like this to make a crane
    The dress got wrinkled
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How To Use scrunch In A Sentence

  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
  • She pulled the black scrunchie out of her long glossy red-gold hair, the silky strands having been confined in a simple low, sleek ponytail.
  • She breathed in the fresh air, untainted by the smell of bat guano, and began following the trail she had marked earlier with hair scrunchies.
  • A scrunchy havoc of whip, sleigh bells, saxophones, bass guitar, as well as the full forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Nibelung note of a household hammer for good measure, bashed, danced and whirled through this 15-minute non-stop toccata. BBC Prom 54; La fanciulla del West; Joyce DiDonato; Simon Keenlyside; Kronos Quartet
  • The cat scrunched up to sleep.
  • A petulant man-child with scrunched fists, no sense of natural rhythm and his vision permanently obscured by a single greasy dreadlock. Dancing On Ice: Grace Dent's TV OD
  • She would scrunch up her shoulders and grin and almost convert entirely to bubbles at the very mention of the concept.
  • I'll scrunch pomade into my maverick hair and embrace my $30 cut.
  • The Platinum Pied Pipers have taken music and twisted and scrunched it into Triple P to produce a refreshing, multi-talented, many-layered masterpiece of modern music.
  • He has a rather manic look about him - scrunched up face and a very low gravelly voice - and when I was first introduced to him I'll admit to being pretty wary.
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