scrooch

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scrooch

also scrootch  (skro͞och)
intr.v. scrooched, 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).

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by crouch) of scrooge, scrouge, to squeeze, crowd.]
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scrooch

(skruːtʃ)
vb
dialect Midland English to scratch (the skin) to relieve itching
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scrooch


Past participle: scrooched
Gerund: scrooching

Imperative
scrooch
scrooch
Present
I scrooch
you scrooch
he/she/it scrooches
we scrooch
you scrooch
they scrooch
Preterite
I scrooched
you scrooched
he/she/it scrooched
we scrooched
you scrooched
they scrooched
Present Continuous
I am scrooching
you are scrooching
he/she/it is scrooching
we are scrooching
you are scrooching
they are scrooching
Present Perfect
I have scrooched
you have scrooched
he/she/it has scrooched
we have scrooched
you have scrooched
they have scrooched
Past Continuous
I was scrooching
you were scrooching
he/she/it was scrooching
we were scrooching
you were scrooching
they were scrooching
Past Perfect
I had scrooched
you had scrooched
he/she/it had scrooched
we had scrooched
you had scrooched
they had scrooched
Future
I will scrooch
you will scrooch
he/she/it will scrooch
we will scrooch
you will scrooch
they will scrooch
Future Perfect
I will have scrooched
you will have scrooched
he/she/it will have scrooched
we will have scrooched
you will have scrooched
they will have scrooched
Future Continuous
I will be scrooching
you will be scrooching
he/she/it will be scrooching
we will be scrooching
you will be scrooching
they will be scrooching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrooching
you have been scrooching
he/she/it has been scrooching
we have been scrooching
you have been scrooching
they have been scrooching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrooching
you will have been scrooching
he/she/it will have been scrooching
we will have been scrooching
you will have been scrooching
they will have been scrooching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrooching
you had been scrooching
he/she/it had been scrooching
we had been scrooching
you had been scrooching
they had been scrooching
Conditional
I would scrooch
you would scrooch
he/she/it would scrooch
we would scrooch
you would scrooch
they would scrooch
Past Conditional
I would have scrooched
you would have scrooched
he/she/it would have scrooched
we would have scrooched
you would have scrooched
they would have scrooched
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Translations

scrooch

vi (esp US) → kauern; to scrooch downsich hinkauern
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Here are some rarer examples, all of which are acceptable in international Scrabble: SCHLUMPED, SCHMEARED, SCHMEERED, SCHNORRED, SCRAICHED, SCRAIGHED, SCRAUGHED, SCRITCHED, SCROOCHED, SCROWDGED, SQUINCHED, SQUOOSHED, THRUTCHED
I scrooched low, but I was mighty near all eyes and ears.