⌂ or scrootch
Informal to crouch, hunch, huddle, squeeze, etc.
Origin of scroochprobably alternative ; from scrouge
intransitive verbscrooched, scrooch·ing, scrooch·es also scrootched or scrootch·ing or scrootch·es
To hunch down or move in a crouching position: “the hot kind of hot Indiana hot weather that sends the family dog scrooching under the pickup truck to enjoy the shade” (John Skow).
Origin of scroochAlteration (perhaps influenced by crouch) of scrooge, scrouge, to squeeze, crowd.
(third-person singular simple present scrooches, present participle scrooching, simple past and past participle scrooched)
- (intransitive) To crouch, or hunker down.