Crouch; bend.‘he scrooched forward on his chair’
- ‘The woman scrooched further down under the covers and pulled them tight around her head.’
- ‘She scrooches up to me so close at night, there is no possible way she could get any closer.’
- ‘She scrooches down to the ground, still wearing her soggy shorts and shirt.’
Mid 19th century (originally US): dialect variant of US scrouge squeeze, crowd perhaps reinforced by the verb crouch.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.