- to squeeze; crowd.
Origin of scrouge
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Examples from the Web for scrouging
I seed a whole drove of colored folks pushin' and scrouging in there so feared they wouldn't get the best seat an' miss somepin.
"It seems to me, ma'am, that it is you who are scrouging me," Ralph replied.One of the 28th
G. A. Henty
All the station was scrouging round us by this time—pawters & clarx and refreshmint people and all.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
The pig followed it, scrouging under the fence, and squealing intermittently.The Corner House Girls at School
Grace Brooks Hill
He turned about and without a word he began pushing a passage for himself through the scrouging pack of them.Back Home
Irvin S. Cobb
- (tr) dialect to crowd or press
C18: alteration of C16 scruze to squeeze, perhaps blend of screw + squeeze
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