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." --