scrunch up

/skrəntʃ əp/

Other forms: scrunched up; scrunching up

Definitions of scrunch up
  1. verb
    make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    synonyms: crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, wrinkle
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    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
  2. verb
    sit on one's heels
    synonyms: crouch, hunker, hunker down, scrunch, squat
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    type of:
    sit, sit down
    be seated
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