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scrouge

[skrouj, skrooj] /skraʊdʒ, skrudʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), scrouged, scrouging.
1.
to squeeze; crowd.
Also, scrooge.
Origin
1820-1830
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
1.
(transitive) (dialect) to crowd or press
Word Origin
C18: alteration of C16 scruze to squeeze, perhaps blend of screw + squeeze
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Slang definitions & phrases for scrouge

scrooch

Related Terms

scrunch


scrunch

verb
  1. To squeeze oneself into a tighter space: I scrunched into the corner and covered my ears/ She scrooged over and patted the sofa beside her. Ooch over (entry form 1844+)
  2. To squeeze: He scrunched the paper into a ball (1880+)

[ultimately fr late 16th-century scruze, ''squeeze,'' perhaps a blend of screw and squeeze]


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