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scrouge

[skrouj, skrooj] /skraʊdʒ, skrudʒ/
verb (used with or without object), scrouged, scrouging.
1.
to squeeze; crowd.
Also, scrooge.
Origin of scrouge
1820-1830
1820-30; blend of obsolete scruze (itself blend of screw and bruise) and gouge
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scrouge

/skraʊdʒ; skruːdʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) (dialect) to crowd or press
Word Origin
C18: alteration of C16 scruze to squeeze, perhaps blend of screw + squeeze
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