The group of friends had to scooch closer together to fit everyone on the couch for the photo.
An example of scooch is the slight movement on a couch to make room for another person.
- to hunch or draw oneself up and move (through, down, etc.); scrunch: she scooched through the window and unlocked the door; he scooched down in his chair
- to slide as with short, jerky movements, esp. while seated: scooch over and make room for me on the bench
intransitive verbscooched, scooch·ing, scooch·es
- To move a short way, especially by making short sliding movements when sitting or lying down: Scooch over and make room for another passenger.
- To crouch down.
Origin of scoochAlteration (perhaps influenced by scoot )of scrooch
(third-person singular simple present scooches, present participle scooching, simple past and past participle scooched)
A variation of scouch. The first sense is probably influenced by scoot.