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scrunch

[skruhnch, skroonch]
verb (used with object)
1.
to crunch, crush, or crumple.
2.
to contract; squeeze together: I had to scrunch my shoulders to get through the door.
verb (used without object)
3.
to squat or hunker (often followed by down ).
noun
4.
the act or sound of scrunching.

Origin:
1815–25; perhaps expressive variant of crunch

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scrunch (skrʌntʃ)
 
vb
1.  to crumple, crush, or crunch or to be crumpled, crushed, or crunched
 
n
2.  the act or sound of scrunching
 
[C19: variant of crunch]

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scrunch
1825, "to bite," intensive form of crunch. Meaning "to squeeze" is recorded from 1884.
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