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  Definition of squat
  1. the act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position
  2. exercising by repeatedly assuming a squatting position; strengthens the leg muscles
  3. sit on one''s heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
  4. occupy (a dwelling) illegally
  5. be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The building squatted low"
  6. having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
  7. short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty
Similar Words: squatting, knee bend, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down, underslung, chunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy

 

Derivational Morphology: crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down, squatting, knee bend, squatter

 

 
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