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scrunch up

1. To crouch or huddle into a small, cramped position. We all scrunched up so that the guards wouldn't be able to see us. Would the people in the front row mind scrunching up in their seats so the people in back can see better, please?
2. To squeeze, crush, or crumple something into a smaller shape, size, or space. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scrunch" and "up"; often followed by "into (something)." I scrunched the note up into a ball and tossed it across the room to Jake. Don't scrunch the newspaper up like that—it makes it hard to read!
See also: scrunch, up

scrunch down

1. To crouch or huddle into a small, cramped position. We all scrunched down so that the guards wouldn't be able to see us. Would the people in the front row mind scrunching down in their seats so the people in back can see better, please?
2. To squeeze, crush, or crumple something into a smaller shape, size, or space. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scrunch" and "down"; often followed by "into (something)." I scrunched the note down into a ball and tossed it across the room to Jake. I had to scrunch my suit down into the case in order for it close shut.
See also: down, scrunch

scrunch down

to squeeze or huddle down into a smaller shape. Mary scrunched down, trying to hide behind the chair. The children scrunched down so they wouldn't be seen.
See also: down, scrunch

scrunch down into something

to squeeze down into a small area or container. Fred scrunched down into his seat, hoping no one would see him there. Don't scrunch down into your seat. It's bad for your posture.
See also: down, scrunch

scrunch something down

 (into something)
1. to squeeze something into a smaller size or shape. He scrunched the wad of paper down into a hard ball. Liz scrunched down the cloth into a pad for the hot pan. Scrunch the boxes down before you throw them away.
2. to pack something tightly into something. Dave scrunched his clothing down into the drawer and closed it. Dave scrunched down his clothing into the suitcase.
See also: down, scrunch

scrunch something up

to crush or crunch up. I pounded the biscuits and scrunched them up into crumbs. He scrunched up the note and threw it upon the fire.
See also: scrunch, up

scrunch up

v.
1. To crumple or squeeze something: She scrunched up her nose like she was going to sneeze. I scrunched my gloves up and put them in my pocket.
2. To assume a crouched or cramped posture: The dog scrunched up in the corner to keep warm.
See also: scrunch, up

scrunch

(skrəntʃ)
tv. to crush or crunch. I hate crowds. I am afraid people will scrunch me.
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After the performance, the audience get their chance to rip, fold and scrunch their own paper creations.
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I was so impressed by the care given and grateful for the result and yet when it comes to being a grown-up on this issue and acting responsibly, like a lot of folk, I want to scrunch up my eyes and stick my fingers in my ears.
So, try spraying a little salt water on already damp hair, scrunch it and then let it air-dry.
This caused the waves to slow down, and their peaks to scrunch together and get taller.
Pink/camel check tweed skirt, pounds 30; pink jumper with dog pattern, pounds 25; pink scrunch court shoes, pounds 65, all from Top Shop.
The presence of a few odd atoms, for instance, can stretch or scrunch a crystal's lattice, introducing desirable electronic, optical, or magnetic traits.
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Spray lightly all over your curls, and scrunch with fingers while it dries.
Children are invited to rip, fold and scrunch their own creations after the Sunday performance at Warwick Arts Centre.
Heat an ovenproof frying pan, then scrunch filo pastry into it to form a pastry base.
69, and just scrunch it onto the ends, then rinse with your head forward so that the conditioner doesn't run down onto your scalp.