crouch

crouch
crouch [krautʃ] v
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Perhaps from [i]Old French crochir 'to become hook-shaped', from croche; CROCHET]
1.) also crouch down
to lower your body close to the ground by bending your knees completely
→↑squat
He crouched in the shadows near the doorway.
Paula crouched down and held her hands out to the fire.
2.) to bend over something so that you are very near to it
→↑lean crouch over
a young girl crouched over a book
>crouch n
She dropped to the ground in a crouch.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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