scruze

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps an irregular blend of screw and squeeze.

Verb[edit]

scruze (third-person singular simple present scruzes, present participle scruzing, simple past and past participle scruzed)

  1. (now dialectal) To squeeze.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.xii:
      with her right the riper fruit did reach, / Whose sappy liquor, that with fulnesse sweld, / Into her cup she scruzd [...].