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scrooch

[skrooch] /skrutʃ/
verb (used without object), Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
to crouch, squeeze, or huddle (usually followed by down, in, or up).
Also, scrootch.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; apparently variant of scrouge, influenced in meaning by crouch
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British Dictionary definitions for scrooch

scrooch

/skruːtʃ/
verb
1.
(Midland English, dialect) to scratch (the skin) to relieve itching
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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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