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".
But when a midwife placed the baby in her arms — the tiny girl scrunching her face up and yawning — Hiyam knew that she had to protect her.
Soft, or flexible, plastic – the kind you can scrunch up in your hand – includes everything from shopping bags to clingfilm.
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."
Easy and easily confused, eyebrows scrunching like inchworms.
—Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Julian scrunched up his face and started tapping his forehead like he was thinking really hard.
—Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Coach Quatrini scrunched the paper in a ball and threw it at me.
—The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
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.
scrunch (v.)1825，“用牙齿咬、压碎或像用牙齿一样”，密集形式的 crunch (v.)；最终模仿（见scr-）。到 1835 年的口语意思是“挤压、挤压”（暗指挤压）。到 1884 年，“将自己收缩成更紧凑的形状”的不及物意义。相关： Scrunching。 1857 年作为名词，“揉搓产生的噪音”；作为形容词，scrunchy 在 1905 年得到了证明。
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