In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(crunch)(gravel/snow) hacer crujir
2(crush)she scrunched the paper into a ball — estrujó el papel y lo hizo una pelota
- they were scrunched together on the back seat — estaban todos apretujados en el asiento de atrás
- I would read the paper too, trying to scrunch up my face like my fathers, as if that would help me better comprehend the stories.
- She would scrunch up her shoulders and grin and almost convert entirely to bubbles at the very mention of the concept.
- Cautiously I pushed my thumb in even harder, doing that thing where you scrunch up your face as if that makes it so it won't splash me, only to discover that the blessed thing was hard-boiled!
- She had just noticed him watching her like a hawk and she also knew it was pointless of her to scrunch up the paper and hide it in her palm for he had already seen it.
- She smirked as she saw him scrunch up his face in thought.
- Turn off the lights, close the curtains, cut a hole in a sheet, scrunch up your eyes and get to it.
- Dr. B. loved it and would scrunch up his face in that way that made his moustache wiggle when I'd launch into the description of the annual Miss Antler contest.
- It took a truly evil grin to scrunch up my face muscles enough to keep the monocle in place.
- Jasmine scrunched her eyebrows together in an expression of perplexity.
- One mention of it causes them to scrunch up their faces, stick their fingers in their ears and squeal ‘too much information’ in unmanly high voices.
- The Platinum Pied Pipers have taken music and twisted and scrunched it into Triple P to produce a refreshing, multi-talented, many-layered masterpiece of modern music.
- I flick my ear, as if to shoo away a worrisome fly, roll over, scrunch up the bedclothes, and resolve, this time, to fall bloody asleep.
- The sleeves on her violet tee shirt were scrunched up past her elbows as she cooked and her hair was tied back in a ponytail.
- Nonetheless, it made him scrunch up his face in terror.
- I scrunch up my nose and wipe the silverware on my t-shirt.
- But we already knew one could scrunch up the sleeves of tees and cardigans.
- But don't take our word for this: seek advice from your lawyer before you scrunch up that demand and hurl it in the bin.
- I stuck out my tongue and he pinched me, causing me to scrunch up my nose.
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