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verb scrunch pronunciation in American English /skrʌntʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscrunch
he/she/itscrunches
present participlescrunching
past tensescrunched
past participlescrunched
  1. 1

    scrunch

    or

    scrunch up

    [transitive] to press or squeeze something into a smaller shape
    He scrunched up the letter and stuffed it in his pocket.
    1. a.
      to squeeze a part of your body into a different shape
      She scrunches her eyes up when she laughs.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to make a loud noise like something being crushed
    Everything was silent except for the dry leaves scrunching under her feet.
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