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scrouge

[ skrouj, skrooj ]

verb (used with or without object)

, scrouged, scrouging.
  1. to squeeze; crowd.


scrouge

/ skruːdʒ; skraʊdʒ /

verb

  1. dialect.
    tr to crowd or press


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Word History and Origins

Origin of scrouge1

First recorded in 1820–30; blend of obsolete scruze (itself blend of screw and bruise ) and gouge
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Word History and Origins

Origin of scrouge1

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

He'd have made the young one scrouge himself up dreadful narrow an' wriggle himself free, somehow.

And I thought wed haf to scrouge down over a whisp of fire to-night in the open.

De little chillun would scrouge around wid deir tin cups and dip into de pan for de bean, pea, or turnip pot liquor.

Then they would scrouge against each other like a couple of country schoolboys, to see who should get ahead.

"You scrouge just like the puppy," was his appreciative comment of her gentle nestling against his little body.

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