from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To hunch down; crouch: "the hot kind of hot Indiana hot weather that sends the family dog scrooching under the pickup truck to enjoy the shade” ( John Skow).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To crouch, or hunker down.
Alteration (perhaps influenced by crouch) of scrooge, scrouge, to squeeze, crowd.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)