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Scrunch   /skrəntʃ/   Listen

Make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants.  Synonyms: crump, thud.
Sit on one's heels.  Synonyms: crouch, hunker, hunker down, scrunch up, squat.  "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in.  Synonyms: crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch up, wrinkle.  "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"

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"Scrunch" Quotes from Famous Books

... hovering at the forest edge became more distinct as it neared the house; it came slowly, stealing warily up the snow-clad hill. There was no scrunch of footsteps, the snow muffled all such sounds. It drew nearer, nearer, a tall, grey, ghostly shadow that seemed to float over the white carpet which was everywhere spread out upon the earth. And as it came the wind rose, gusty ...
— In the Brooding Wild • Ridgwell Cullum

... from him, for the ground was sixteen feet below, and there was nothing between. And then—ah! but it was a fine effort!—just when it seemed that he could go no farther, and that the next terrible hooking round-arm stroke of the leopard must fish him into the annihilating scrunch of the terrible jaws, whose foul, hot breath already played upon him, ...
— The Way of the Wild • F. St. Mars

... behind the Psyche). That's the villain! Lord o' mercy! that's the villain! If aw're as strung as aw'm owd, aw'd scrunch his yed—aw would! Aw'm sure it's th' mon. He kep eawt ov mo way—but aw seigh him once. O Lord, keep mo hands off ov him. Aw met kill him. Aw'm sartin sure ov him when aw see him. Aw'll not goo nigh him till somebory cooms—cep' he roons away. Aw'm noan fleyed ov him, ...
— Stephen Archer and Other Tales • George MacDonald

... fearing lest the world should miss the act, With noble zeal italicize the fact. Or would you picture woman meek and pure, By love and virtue tutor'd to endure, With cunning skill you take a felon's trull, Stuff her with sentiment, and scrunch her skull! Oh! would your crashing, smashing, mashing pen were mine, That I could "scorch your eyeballs" ...
— Books and Authors - Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches • Anonymous

... Vanya's lap, and a minute later they heard the scrunch of boots in the snow, and the stamping of old Peter's feet trying to get the snow off his boots. Then the door opened, and Bayan pushed his way in and shook himself, and licked Maroosia and Vanya and startled Vladimir, and lay down under the table ...
— Old Peter's Russian Tales • Arthur Ransome

Words linked to "Scrunch" :   noise, ruck up, fold up, fold, turn up, pucker, sit, crunch, scranch, sit down, crackle, cockle, ruck, rumple, scraunch, crumple, knit

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