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Meaning of “scrunch” in the English Dictionary

"scrunch" in British English

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scrunchverb

uk   us   /skrʌntʃ/
  • scrunch verb (MAKE A NOISE)

[I or T] to make the ​noiseproduced by hard things being ​pressed together, or to ​press hard things together so that they make a ​noise: The ​pebbles scrunched beneath ​ourfeet. We scrunched ​snow under ​ourfeet.
  • scrunch verb (MAKE SMALL)

[I or T, + adv/prep] to make something or yourself ​smaller to ​fit into a ​smallspace: The ​cat was ​hiding, scrunched up under the ​sofa. [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to make ​yourface or ​part of ​yourface into a ​tightshape in ​order to show an ​emotion, or to go into a ​tightshape 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)

"scrunch" in American English

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scrunchverb [I/T]

 us   /skrʌntʃ/
to ​press or ​crush something together: [I] He scrunched down to ​hide in a ​nearbydoorway.
(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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