scroochalso 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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to crouch or hunch up
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