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  Definition of crouch
  1. the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  2. sit on one''s heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
  3. bend one''s back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl''s purse"
Similar Words: squat, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down, stoop, bend, bow

 

See Also: stoop to

 

Hyponyms: squinch, huddle, cower

 

Entailments: change posture

 

Derivational Morphology: stoop, bend, bow, squat, squatting, knee bend, bowing, obeisance, stooper

 

 
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