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    "Screw back?"

    Hey there,

    I often hear people saying, "screw back/forward" or things like that when they were asking their kids to move forward or backward. But I don't think it was" screw back".

    Are there any phrases indicating "move forward/backward" and the pronunciation is similar to "screw back"?

    Thanks,

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    Re: "Screw back?"

    The word you're looking for is "scooch".
    http://onelook.com/?w=scooch&ls=a

    It's an informal word meaning to move yourself or a piece of furniture forward, backward or sideways just a little to accommodate space for someone or something else.

    Can you scooch your seat just a little so we can fit another chair? Thanks.


    --lotus

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