scrunch up


scrunch up
verb
1. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
-

The dress got wrinkled

-

crease the paper like this to make a crane

Syn: ↑wrinkle, ↑ruckle, ↑crease, ↑crinkle, ↑scrunch, ↑crisp
Derivationally related forms: ↑crinkle (for: ↑crinkle), ↑crease (for: ↑crease), ↑wrinkle (for: ↑wrinkle)
Hypernyms: ↑fold, ↑fold up, ↑turn up
Hyponyms:
pucker, ↑rumple, ↑cockle, ↑crumple, ↑knit, ↑ruck, ↑ruck up
Verb Frames:
-

Something ——s

-

Somebody ——s something

-

Something ——s something

-

They scrunch up the sheets

2. sit on one's heels
-

In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting

-

The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm

Syn: ↑squat, ↑crouch, ↑scrunch, ↑hunker, ↑hunker down
Derivationally related forms: ↑squat (for: ↑squat), ↑squatting (for: ↑squat)
Hypernyms: ↑sit, ↑sit down
Verb Frames:
-

Something ——s

-

Somebody ——s

-

Somebody ——s PP


Useful english dictionary. 2012.


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.