scrunch [skrʌntʃ] v [i]informal
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: crunch]
if stones, leaves etc scrunch as you walk on them, they make a noisy sound
The dry leaves scrunched under our feet.
>scrunch n [singular]
the scrunch of gravel
scrunch up [scrunch sth<=>up] phr v
1.) to crush and twist something into a small round shape
I scrunched up the letter and threw it in the bin.
2.) scrunch up your face/eyes
to move the muscles in your face in a way that makes your eyes seem narrow
He scrunched up his eyes and grinned.

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