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Definition of the noun scrunch

What does scrunch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scrunches

  1. a crunching noise
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: noise = sound of any kind

Definition of the verb scrunch

What does scrunch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: scrunched | scrunching | scrunches

  1. make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
  2. sit on one's heels
    • examples: The children scrunch in the rocking chair | There scrunch some children in the rocking chair
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of scrunch: crouch / hunker / hunker down / scrunch up / squat
    • more generic terms: sit / sit down = be seated
  3. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic

Alternative definition of the verb scrunch


  1. To crumple and squeeze to make more compact.

Phrases with scrunch

  1. scrunch up
  2. to scrunch

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for scrunch

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Google previewGames' Most Wanted (2013)

The Top 10 Book of Players, Pawns, and Power-Ups by Ben H. Rome, Chris Hussey

Scrunch is a game with ...

Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

synonym for “scrimmage” scrump is something withered or shriveled or dried up and a scrumple is a wrinkle or crease scrunch is a combo of squeeze and crunch scruple comes from a French word meaning “anxiety,” from Latin scrupulous, ...

Google previewJournal of American Folklore (1897)

Scrunch is an onomatopoetic word in the various forms of crunch, craunch, scranch, cranch, denoting primarily to grind with the teeth and with a crackling noise. From this it readily passes to other processes of crushing. The word scummer is ...

Google previewEtymologicon magnum, or Universal etymological dictionary, on a new plan [By W. Whiter]. (1800)

by Walter Whiter

x , likewise Crunch — Scrunch; and we [□(applied to eating.) •'.'.•;□ Scrunch.

Google previewThe Standard Dictionary of English Slang

Scrunch 263 Send Scrunch— (1) A hard bite or heavy.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

accuse, charge, indict 7 arraign, impeach 9 inculpate crimp 3 bar, bit, rub 4 friz, snag 5 check, frizz, screw 6 bridle, hamper, hold in, hurdle, rimple, ruck up, rumple 7 crinkle, crumple, inhibit, scrunch, wrinkle 8 hold back, hold down, mountain, ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary (1904)

Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years by Joseph Wright

SCRUNCH, v. and sb. In gen. dial, and colloq. use in Sc. Irel. and Eng. Also written scrunsh Nhb.* n.Yks.2 Suf.1; skrunch LW.1; and in forms scronch w.Som.1 ; scroonch n.Yks. ; scrounch Dor. [skrunj, skrunf.] 1. v. To crunch ; to crush ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

scrunch 7verb [no obj.] make a loud crunching noise: crisp yellow leaves scrunched satisfyingly underfoot. 2[with obj. and adverbial] crush or squeeze (something) into a compact mass: Flora scrunched the ...

Google previewThe Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language (1904)

In which the Whole Language is Arranged According to Its Terminations by John Walker

To scrunch To grind between the teeth, v. a. To stanch To stop ; to stop blood, v. Stanch Sound ; firm ; determined ; strong, a. Bench A seat to sit on ; a judge's seat by ...

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Usage statistics about scrunch

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Scrabble value of S1C3R1U1N1C3H4

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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