- Rhymes: -ʌntʃ
- (transitive) To crumple and squeeze to make more compact.
- He scrunched the paper into a ball and threw it at the whistling girl.
- 1793–1799, Robert Townson, Tracts and Observations in Natural History and Physiology, page 154:
- […] and the scrunching of ashes under our feet I have often observed to be disagreeable to many.
- 1800, Walter Besant, James Rice, With Harp and Crown, page 828:
- Then I put them under my heel, and scrunched them up, every one.
scrunch (plural scrunches)
- A crunching noise.