He advises people buying paper to test if it’s recyclable by scrunching it up – “the foil stuff, which can’t be recycled, tends to bounce back”.
His face scrunched up like he was being timed.
“I was really shy on TV,” she says, scrunching up her face.
make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
crease,crinkle,crisp,ruckle,scrunch up,wrinkle,crouch,hunker,hunker down,scrunch up,squat,crump,thud
To scrunch is to crumple or crush something. In the process of writing your novel by hand, you’ll have to scrunch a lot of pages and toss them into the trash can.
You can scrunch up you sister’s favorite shirt and shove it back in her drawer after she says you can’t borrow it, and you can also scrunch up your face in anger. Use this verb whenever you crease, wrinkle, crush, or squeeze something into a mass. It’s also a good term for a crunching sound: “I heard a scrunch in the dry leaves under my window.” Scrunch arose as an intensive form of crunch, originally meaning “to bite.”
你可以把你姐姐最喜欢的衬衫揉成一团，在她说你不能借了之后把它塞回抽屉里，你也可以在生气的时候把脸揉成一团。每当你将某物弄皱、起皱、压碎或挤压成一团时，都可以使用这个动词。这也是嘎吱嘎吱的声音的一个很好的术语：“我听到窗下干树叶发出嘎吱嘎吱的声音。” Scrunch 是紧缩的一种强化形式，最初的意思是“咬”。
She scrunched her face into a scowl and added, “And I’m becoming quite peckish!”—which made us all laugh harder.
—Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
I scrunch my nose and blink a couple times.
—Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
She checked her pockets and scrunched up her face.
—Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
scrunch (v.)1825, “to bite, crush with or as with the teeth,” intensive form of crunch (v.); ultimately imitative (see scr-). The colloquial meaning “to squeeze, crush” is by 1835 (implied in scrunched). The intransitive sense of “contract oneself into a more compact shape” is by 1884. Related: Scrunching. As a noun, “noise made by scrunching,” by 1857; as an adjective, scrunchy is attested by 1905. Related entries & more
咬合 (v.)1825，“用牙齿咬、压碎或用牙齿咬”，紧缩的强化形式 (v.)；最终模仿（见scr-）。到 1835 年，口语化的意思是“挤压、压碎”（隐含在 scrunched 中）。到 1884 年，“将自己压缩成更紧凑的形状”的不及物意义出现了。相关：Scrunching。到 1857 年，作为名词，“摩擦产生的噪音”；作为形容词，scrunchy 于 1905 年得到证实。相关条目及更多
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