verb[no object] North American • informal
- 1Crouch or squat: he scooched down and rubbed the dog’s headMore example sentences
- Or, when Deeds is practicing his proposal to Pam, he makes Emilio scooch down in his chair, pretending to be her short self, speaking her part - ‘I think about you all the time,’ etc.
- 2Move in or pass through a tight or narrow space: waiters kept pressing against the table trying to scooch byMore example sentences
- ‘Careful, you don't wanna electrocute us,’ Toni teased, scooching over to him.
- ‘Ouch,’ says Jake, scooching in his chair closer and looking over at me, a silly grin on his face.
- She patted his knee and he scooched over slightly.
- 2.1Move a short distance, especially while seated: she scooched over to make room, then leaned against meMore example sentences
- The only good news was that I was able to scooch the wine cooler out of the way, without having to remove all 30 odd bottles of wine.
- Without fail he yawned and put his arm around my shoulder, scooching closer.
- He scooched closer to me and put his arm around my shoulder.
mid 19th century: origin unknown.
More definitions of scoochDefinition of scooch in:
- The US English dictionary