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scrunch

verb uk   /skrʌntʃ/ us  

scrunch verb (MAKE A NOISE)

[I or T] to make the noise produced by hard things being pressed together, or to press hard things together so that they make a noise: The pebbles scrunched beneath our feet. We scrunched snow under our feet.

scrunch verb (CRUSH)

[T] to crush material such as paper or cloth into a rough ball in the hand: She scrunched the letter up and threw it in the bin.

scrunch verb (MAKE SMALL)

[I or T, + adv/prep] to make something or yourself smaller to fit into a small space: The cat was hiding, scrunched up under the sofa. [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to make your face or part of your face into a tight shape in order to show an emotion, or to go into a tight shape that expresses an emotion: He was red with anger and his face was all scrunched up.
Translations of “scrunch”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出噪音, (使)嘎吱作響…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出噪声, (使)嘎吱嘎吱响…
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