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crouch   WordNet 2.0

- the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body

 
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- sit on one''s heels
"In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"
"The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"

 
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- 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"

 
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Crouch   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground with the logs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear.

"Now crouch like a cur. Beau. & Fl." --

2. To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe. "A crouching purpose." Wordsworth.

"Must I stand and crouch Under your testy humor? Shak." --

 
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1. To sign with the cross; to bless. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.

"She folded her arms across her chest, And crouched her head upon her breast. Colerige." --

 
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