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What is another word for scrunch?

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To crouch or squat close to the ground
“I scrunch down close to the floor, eyes peeled as I peer round the edge.”
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To compress into a smaller size by crushing
“The floor was littered with bits of paper that he would scrunch and chuck away in frustration.”
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To twist something, such as into a spiral
“I scrunch the stringy black mop in between my fingers.”
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To cause to be creased or wrinkled
“Open the second pack of pastry and gently scrunch the sheets to create a decorative top to the pie.”
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To grind or grate against or together
“Sky hunched her shoulders and watched the toe of her boot scrunch the gravel of the path next to the school gate.”
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To crush into a soft, wet, shapeless, and pulpy mass
“When the water is cool enough, use your hands to scrunch the pulp as finely as possible.”
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To emit or make a crunching sound
“She heard the crisp snow scrunch and squeak under her boots.”
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To create a crackling or rustling sound by crushing (something)
“I remember thinking that it would create a better impression to move silently than to scrunch noisily over the gravel.”
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To cause to reduce in size, typically by applying pressure or force
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To eat (something) steadily and often audibly
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To grab or squeeze with a twisting motion
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To crouch, or hunker down
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To defeat or suppress forcefully and completely
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Noun
A style of glaze giving the impression of many small cracks
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