The goal should not be to terrify the bejesus out of the public, lest they scrunch their noses and give up.
Just then the first of the long nails in the packing-case began to come out with a scrunch.
She does not want to listen or talk, she only wants to scrunch betel, and grunt.
I reckon old John Bull will scrunch up his fingers in his empty pockets when he comes to hear of it.
She was roused by the scrunch of carriage wheels on the gravel drive.
I have found out that you must either scrunch them, or let them scrunch you.
There'd be one scrunch and then quite a long pause before the next.
No one had ever caught her in his great strong arms in a quick embrace that seemed to scrunch her whole being.
At last the scrunch of a boot on the wet road struck his ear.
The scrunch of the pine-cones crushing under the hoofs of the horses carried a welcome sense of companionship to the riders.
[ultimately fr late 16th-century scruze, ''squeeze,'' perhaps a blend of screw and squeeze]