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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.”
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.”
To twist something, such as into a spiral
“I scrunch the stringy black mop in between my fingers.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
To emit or make a crunching sound
“She heard the crisp snow scrunch and squeak under her boots.”
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.”
To cause to reduce in size, typically by applying pressure or force
To break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces
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To masticate (food, or the cud)
To grab or squeeze with a twisting motion
To form or shape into a ball
To defeat or suppress forcefully and completely
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