PRONUNCIATION: (skrouj, skrooj)

MEANING: verb tr., intr.: To squeeze, press, or crowd.

ETYMOLOGY: Alteration of scruze (to squeeze), a blend of screw + squeeze. Earliest documented use: 1755.

SYROUGE - the sweet red liquid you pour over your pancakes

SCAROUGE - Halloween makeup

'SCROUPE - Oui, Madame, your child 'as tracheo-bronchitis, zat is why she cough so much