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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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To increase body awareness, Peper advises purposefully replicating the head-forward/neck scrunched position.
Scrunch and swipe past your hair, just glancing your hands over your curls to smooth any overnight frizziness.
Harvey made a joke that everytime he is set to read a card, he scrunches up his face to make sure he is getting it right.
At the conclusion of the training, the group was able to produce Sinugpon (banana fiber thread) and 5 designs of banana fiber scrunch. Outputs from the training will be featured during the Mindanao Trade Expo Kadayawan Week Celebration on August 12-18, 2016 at Abreeza Mall, Davao City.
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3 : to draw or squeeze together tightly <She scrunched her fists.>
Scrunch hair (curly girls, skip this!), then twist into two buns.
Nothing rejuvenates the look of curls quicker than a spritz and a scrunch using Matte Sea Spray provides long-lasting volume, definition, and texture in a mess-up or tousled style.
They may, for example, scrunch up where other leaves of the same species lie flat.
And not only would I turn my nose up at those who would deign scrunch their snouts in response to our counter's undeniable aroma, I would all but hiss at those who dared balk at our prices.
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.
Once hair is 100 per cent dry using a Cloud Nine Original Wand, wrap a section of hair around the wand then drop into the palm of your hand and scrunch to set the curl.