or scrootch


verb (used without object) Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Midland English dialect to scratch (the skin) to relieve itching
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