Meaning of scringe in English:


Pronunciation /skrɪn(d)ʒ/


[no object]
  • 1Irish Make a harsh creaking or grinding sound.

    ‘the rusty can scringed against the wall’
    • ‘They heard the stiff bolt of the back-door scringing as she levered it back.’
    • ‘The gas works scringed and wailed the night long.’
    • ‘The fishing-boats scringed and creaked together.’
    • ‘Beyond the scringing stile to the chapel were wide, hedgeless fields.’
    • ‘A slight nudge of the boat sent the wooden piles scringing in a long, creaking protest.’
    • ‘She got up then, the springs of the bed scringing a little under her.’
    • ‘He pulled the scringing school-gate behind them.’
    1. 1.1with object Grind (something)
      ‘they make me want to scringe my teeth’
      • ‘All he does is sit there scringing his dentures.’
      • ‘He scringed his teeth and gathered his strength to ram home the bar.’
      • ‘He drank a taste, scringing his teeth against the first, bitter sting.’


Early 19th century of imitative origin.