Definition of scrooch in English:

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scrooch

Pronunciation: /skro͞oCH/

verb

[no object] informal, chiefly US
Crouch; bend: he scrooched forward on his chair
More example sentences
  • The woman scrooched further down under the covers and pulled them tight around her head.
  • She scrooches up to me so close at night, there is no possible way she could get any closer.
  • She scrooches down to the ground, still wearing her soggy shorts and shirt.

Origin

Mid 19th century (originally US): dialect variant of US scrouge 'squeeze, crowd', perhaps reinforced by the verb crouch.

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Syllabification: scrooch

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