Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Scrunch down on the running board till we get around the bend.
scrunch = sit on one's heels
You go to thrift shops and garage sales because you think you’re going to find something really rare.
thrift = extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
A “thrift shop” sells used clothes and other goods for poor people.
A “garage sale” is the sale of various goods that a person has collected in their own house over the years, such as furniture and books.
Once in a while you’ll come up with something that will whet your appetite.
come up with = discover, to think of it for the first time
whet = "whet" means to hone or to make more keen or stimulated
whet the appetite = stimulate the appetite = give an edge to someone’s appetite
When you croak, man, you’re going to leave something behind.
croak = die (sl.)
Picking the right check-out line is an art.
The “check-out line” is the line of people waiting to pay for food at a grocery story.
Thank you for your efforts.