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scrunchverb

uk   /skrʌntʃ/  us   /skrʌntʃ/
  • 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 (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.
(Definition of scrunch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scrunchverb [I/T]

 us   /skrʌntʃ/
to press or crush something together: [I] He scrunched down to hide in a nearby doorway.
(Definition of scrunch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scrunch”
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出噪声, (使)嘎吱嘎吱响…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出噪音, (使)嘎吱作響…
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