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English verb: scrunch up

1. scrunch up (contact) sit on one's heels


SamplesIn some cultures, the women give birth while squatting.
The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm.


Synonymscrouch, hunker, hunker down, scrunch, squat


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)sit, sit down

2. scrunch up (contact) make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in


SamplesThe dress got wrinkled.
Crease the paper like this to make a crane.


ExamplesThey scrunch up the sheets


Synonymscrease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, wrinkle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up


Narrower (hyponym)cockle, crumple, knit, pucker, pucker, ruck, ruck up, rumple









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