scrunch up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scrunch up make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in "The dress got wrinkled","crease the paper like this to make a crane"
    • v scrunch up sit on one's heels "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting","The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
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In literature:

I said, 'Sartin I kin, if she don't mind being scrunched up some.
"Anne Of The Island" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Epaminondas took it in his fist and held it all scrunched up tight, like this, and came along home.
"Stories to Tell to Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
I just scrunched them up in my hand and dropped them behind the fire-screen.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
All turned homeward after that, the Over-Lord's feet scrunching the snow as he took great strides, a smile lighting up his face.
"'Murphy'" by Major Gambier-Parry
Her eyes were all scrunched up now with trying to remember about it.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
He's got it all scrunched up, settin' on it.
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards
He stood scrunched up against a wall for a time but he felt too conspicuous.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
Then Curly's horse scrunched up a tuft of grass, and my beast pawing, startled a rattlesnake.
"Curly" by Roger Pocock

In news:

At Vermillion — polar bears, scrunched-up deer and other critters.
He scrunched up his face with happy thoughts.
But I scrunched up my whole brain to write that one yesterday -- bailing on 7 or so inches of a whole other column I'd already completed -- so you better read it, and at least try to enjoy it.