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crouch

crouch

 
 
pronunciation:
kraUch
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: crouched, crouches, crouching
definition: to lower the body close to the ground by bending the legs. A cat about to pounce crouches, as does a person getting ready to run in a race.
 
synonyms:
squat, stoop
similar words:
bend, bow, duck, huddle, kneel, lean
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a lowering of the body by crouching.
Minh hid under the table in a crouch.
similar words:
bend
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