[ skrouj, skrooj ]
/ skraʊdʒ, skrudʒ /

verb (used with or without object), scrouged, scrouging.

to squeeze; crowd.
Also scrooge.

Origin of scrouge

1820–30; blend of obsolete scruze (itself blend of screw and bruise) and gouge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scrouge

  • I think we ought to scrouge down under something until the snow stops.

  • "You scrouge just like the puppy," was his appreciative comment of her gentle nestling against his little body.

    Rose of Old Harpeth|Maria Thompson Daviess
  • And I thought wed haf to scrouge down over a whisp of fire to-night in the open.

  • He'd have made the young one scrouge himself up dreadful narrow an' wriggle himself free, somehow.

    The Brass Bound Box|Evelyn Raymond

British Dictionary definitions for scrouge


/ (skraʊdʒ, skruːdʒ) /


(tr) dialect to crowd or press

Word Origin for scrouge

C18: alteration of C16 scruze to squeeze, perhaps blend of screw + squeeze
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