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scrooch

or scrootch

[skrooch]
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verb (used without object) Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. to crouch, squeeze, or huddle (usually followed by down, in, or up).

Origin of scrooch

1835–45; apparently variant of scrouge, influenced in meaning by crouch
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Examples from the Web for scrooch

Historical Examples

  • He kept whispering to the others to be quiet, and to "scrooch" lower, for the Indians are proverbial for their keen sightedness.

    Wyoming

    Edward Sylvester Ellis

  • Betty can scrooch down, and I'll be the father, and put leaves on her, and then I'll be a great Injun and fire at her.


British Dictionary definitions for scrooch

scrooch

verb
  1. Midland English dialect to scratch (the skin) to relieve itching
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