Scrunch Definition

skrŭnch, skro͝onch
scrunched, scrunches, scrunching
scrunched, scrunches, scrunching
To crunch, crush, or crumple.
Webster's New World
To hunch, huddle, or squeeze.
Webster's New World
To hunch.
American Heritage
To move with or make a crunching sound.
Scrunching along the gravel path.
American Heritage
A crunching or crumpling sound.
Webster's New World

Origin of Scrunch

  • Attested since about 1800. Probably an intensive form of crunch; ultimately derived from the onomatopoeia of a crumpling sound.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably alteration of crunch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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