scrunch

To scrunch is to crumple or crush something. In the process of writing your novel by hand, you'll have to scrunch a lot of pages and toss them into the trash can.

You can scrunch up you sister's favorite shirt and shove it back in her drawer after she says you can't borrow it, and you can also scrunch up your face in anger. Use this verb whenever you crease, wrinkle, crush, or squeeze something into a mass. It's also a good term for a crunching sound: "I heard a scrunch in the dry leaves under my window." Scrunch arose as an intensive form of crunch, originally meaning "to bite."

Definitions of scrunch
1

v make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

Synonyms:
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch up, wrinkle
Types:
cockle, crumple, knit, pucker, rumple
to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
pucker, ruck, ruck up
become wrinkled or drawn together
Type of:
fold, fold up, turn up
bend or lay so that one part covers the other

v sit on one's heels

Synonyms:
crouch, hunker, hunker down, scrunch up, squat
Type of:
sit, sit down
be seated

v make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants

Synonyms:
crump, thud
Type of:
crackle, crunch, scranch, scraunch
make a crushing noise

n a crunching noise

Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

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