- 1(also scoot) [intransitive] + adv./prep. to move a short distance, especially while sitting down She scooched over so that he could sit down next to her. He scooched closer to her and whispered his reply.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move or pass through a narrow space The waiter kept pressing against the table, trying to scooch by. I had to scooch between the wall and the sofa to reach the plug. Phrasal Verbsscooch down
BrE BrE//skuːtʃ//; NAmE NAmE//skuːtʃ//(North American English, informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scooch
BrE BrE//skuːtʃ//; NAmE NAmE//skuːtʃ//he / she / it scooches
BrE BrE//ˈskuːtʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːtʃɪz//past simple scooched
BrE BrE//skuːtʃt//; NAmE NAmE//skuːtʃt//past participle scooched
BrE BrE//skuːtʃt//; NAmE NAmE//skuːtʃt//-ing form scooching
BrE BrE//ˈskuːtʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːtʃɪŋ//