Definition of Scrunch up

1. Verb. Sit on one's heels. "There scrunch up some children in the rocking chair"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"

Exact synonyms: Crouch, Hunker, Hunker Down, Scrunch, Squat
Generic synonyms: Sit, Sit Down
Derivative terms: Squat, Squat, Squatting



2. Verb. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in. "They scrunch up the sheets"; "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Wrinkle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Specialized synonyms: Cockle, Crumple, Knit, Pucker, Rumple, Pucker, Ruck, Ruck Up
Derivative terms: Crease, Crinkle, Wrinkle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrunch Up

scrumpies
scrumping
scrumple
scrumpled
scrumples
scrumpling
scrumpox
scrumps
scrumptious
scrumptiously
scrumptiousness
scrumpy
scrums
scrumtrelescent
scrunch
scrunch up (current term)
scrunched
scruncher
scrunches
scrunchie
scrunchies
scrunching
scrunchy
scrunt
scrunted
scruntier
scrunting
scrunts
scrunty
scruple

Literary usage of Scrunch up

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1. The Writings of Mark Twain by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"Miss Watson would say, "Don't put your feet up there, Huckleberry;" and "Don't scrunch up like that, Huckleberry — set up straight;" and pretty soon she ..."

2. The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1907)
"Miss Watson would say : ' Don't put your feet up there, Huckleberry, and don't scrunch up like that Huckleberry, set up straight. ..."

3. Correct Social Usage: A Course of Instruction in Good Form, Style and Deportment by George Rippey Stewart (1906)
"Miss Watson would say, 'Don't put your feet up there, Huckleberry,' and 'Don't scrunch up like that, Huckleberry; set up straight," and pretty soon she ..."

4. African Nature Notes and Reminiscences by Frederick Courteney Selous (1908)
"... soft meat of the buttocks is devoured in great lumps, which are swallowed whole with the skin attached. No lion will ever scrunch up heavy bones like a ..."

5. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"Miss Watson would say, "Don't put your feet up there, Huckleberry;" and "Don't scrunch up like that, Huckleberry — set up straight;" and pretty soon she ..."

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