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or scootch

[ skooch ]

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to slide or move a short distance (often used with over ):

    I'd climb onto the top bar of my swing set, scooch across to the middle, and hang upside down by my knees.

    To multiply a decimal by 100, all you do is scooch the decimal point over two spots to the right.

    Scooch over so I can sit beside you.

  2. to crouch or squat:

    Bend or scooch down so the measuring cup is at eye level and you can clearly see the markings and the level of the liquid.


  1. a small amount or distance:

    You need to tweak the speed of the video’s narration by slowing it down a scooch.

    This is just another scootch down the slippery slope you stepped on when you started buying lottery tickets.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of scooch1

First recorded in 1855–60; perhaps a variant of scrooch ( def ), by association with scoot ( def )

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Example Sentences

Well, give us your bonnet, and then you 'scooch' down, and I'll pull you through.





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