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scrooch

or scrootch

[ skrooch ]
/ skrutʃ /
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verb (used without object) Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
to crouch, squeeze, or huddle (usually followed by down, in, or up).
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Origin of scrooch

1835–45; apparently variant of scrouge, influenced in meaning by crouch
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British Dictionary definitions for scrooch

scrooch
/ (skruːtʃ) /

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