scrouge

scrouge

[skrouj, skrooj]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), scrouged, scrouging.
to squeeze; crowd.
Also, scrooge.


Origin:
1820–30; blend of obsolete scruze (itself blend of screw and bruise) and gouge

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scrouge (skraʊdʒ, skruːdʒ)
 
vb
dialect (tr) to crowd or press
 
[C18: alteration of C16 scruze to squeeze, perhaps blend of screw + squeeze]

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