Definition of Crouch

1. Noun. The act of bending low with the limbs close to the body.

Generic synonyms: Bending



2. Verb. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down. "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
Exact synonyms: Bend, Bow, Stoop
Entails: Change Posture
Generic synonyms: Bend, Flex
Specialized synonyms: Squinch, Cower, Huddle
Derivative terms: Bow, Stoop, Stooper
Also: Stoop To

3. Verb. Sit on one's heels. "There crouch some children in the rocking chair"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
Exact synonyms: Hunker, Hunker Down, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Squat
Generic synonyms: Sit, Sit Down
Derivative terms: Squat, Squat, Squatting

Definition of Crouch

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To sign with the cross; to bless.

Definition of Crouch

1. Noun. (obsolete) A cross. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To sign with the cross; bless. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground with legs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear. ¹

6. Noun. A bent or stooped position. ¹

7. Noun. A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to crouch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crouch

1. to stoop [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: stoop

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crouch

crotons
crotonyl
crotonyl-ACP reductase
crotonylation
crotonylene
crotonylenes
crotoxin
crottal
crottle
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crotyl
crotylation
crotylboration
crotylborations
crotyls
crouch (current term)
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croup
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Literary usage of Crouch

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"On the 26th of May GG crouch filed his motion to modify the decree awarding ... On June 1st the attorneys for Mr. and Mrs. crouch entered into an agreement ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1906)
"the purchase agreement, crouch & Son executed to appellees a written guaranty ... J. crouch & Son. PS If said horse should fail to be a satisfactory breeder ..."

3. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"crouch. To the king of France. LCJ What company was there in her ? ... crouch. Tbe English ships ; there were several ships there then. Mr. Cowper. ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... and crowd some harbourage In to its inmost corners, for his mouth Gapes to engulf whatever he may reach ; So crouch'd the Trojans, cowering 'neath the ..."

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