scrootch up


verb (used without object) Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
to crouch, squeeze, or huddle (usually followed by down, in, or up ).
Also, scrootch.

1835–45; apparently variant of scrouge, influenced in meaning by crouch Unabridged
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scrooch (skruːtʃ)
dialect (Midland English) to scratch (the skin) to relieve itching

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