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
apparently variant of scrouge
, influenced in meaning by crouch
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for scrooched
He scrooched down behind the fence and whispered to me to come over into the orchard.
So I scrooched down and laid low in that old nest, and didn't move or let on in any way that I was there.
British Dictionary definitions for scrooched
- Midland English dialect to scratch (the skin) to relieve itching
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