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scrouge

[ skrouj, skrooj ]
/ skraʊdʒ, skrudʒ /
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verb (used with or without object), scrouged, scrouging.
to squeeze; crowd.
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Origin of scrouge

First recorded in 1820–30; blend of obsolete scruze (itself blend of screw and bruise) and gouge
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British Dictionary definitions for scrouge

scrouge
/ (skraʊdʒ, skruːdʒ) /

verb
(tr) dialect to crowd or press

Word Origin for scrouge

C18: alteration of C16 scruze to squeeze, perhaps blend of screw + squeeze
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