- to crunch, crush, or crumple
- to hunch, huddle, or squeeze
Origin of scrunch; from crunch, with emphatic initial s-
verbscrunched, scrunch·ing, scrunch·es
- To crush or crunch.
- To crumple or squeeze; hunch: scrunched up their shoulders; scrunch one's nose against a window.
- To hunch: “The men scrunched closer” (Susan Dworski).
- To move with or make a crunching sound: scrunching along the gravel path.
Origin of scrunchProbably alteration of crunch.
(third-person singular simple present scrunches, present participle scrunching, simple past and past participle scrunched)
- A crunching noise.