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crouch

crouch

 
pronunciation:
kraUch
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: crouched, crouches, crouching
definition 1: to lower the body close to the ground by bending the legs, as an animal about to pounce or a human preparing to run in a race.
The thief crouched behind a chair when he heard someone enter the room.
 
synonyms:
hunker, scrooch, squat, stoop
similar words:
bend, bow, cower, duck, huddle, kneel, lean
definition 2: to bend down; stoop low.
synonyms:
bend, hunker, scrooch, squat, stoop
similar words:
bow, duck, incline, lean
definition 3: to lower one's body as a servile gesture; cringe.
synonyms:
bend, cringe, grovel, stoop
similar words:
bow, bow and scrape, cower, shrink, truckle
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a lowering of the body by crouching.
synonyms:
squat, stoop
similar words:
bend
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