Informal to crouch, hunch, huddle, squeeze, etc.
Origin of scroochprobably alternative from scrouge
intransitive verbscrooched, scrooch·ing, scrooch·es, also scrootched scrootch·ing 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.