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[skrouj, skrooj] /skraʊdʒ, skrudʒ/
verb (used with or without object), scrouged, scrouging.
to squeeze; crowd.
Also, scrooge.
Origin of scrouge
1820-30; blend of obsolete scruze (itself blend of screw and bruise) and gouge Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for scrouged
Historical Examples
  • She ran into her cabin and scrouged behind the headboard of a bed.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • He fair screamed at the very sight o' the bread, an' he scrouged hisself up in that corner an' put his hands in front of his face.

    Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Arthur Morrison
  • She scrouged herself over into her own corner and laughed a scornful laugh.

  • Backbone has been so scrouged and put upon by the summer's work that he sometimes cuts up amazing.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • The paired-off cave-dwellers merely scowled on us as we scrouged past them to a vacant bench in a far corner.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • I strained my body as I sat there on my horse, scrouged down as each one fell.

    Rising Wolf the White Blackfoot James Willard Schultz
  • Henrietta scrouged down at my feet, and I fearingly, but accommodatingly, accepted the other twin.

    The Tinder-Box Maria Thompson Daviess
British Dictionary definitions for scrouged


/skraʊdʒ; skruːdʒ/
(transitive) (dialect) to crowd or press
Word Origin
C18: alteration of C16 scruze to squeeze, perhaps blend of screw + squeeze
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