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crouch

noun

1 crouch

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



verb

1 crouch

Bend one's back forward from the waist on down:
— He crouched down.

synonyms: bend, bow, stoop.

Roget 207: be low etc. adj.; lie low, lie flat; underlie; crouch, slouch, wallow, grovel; lower etc. (depress) 308.    ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 886: cringe, bow, stoop, kneel, bend the knee; fall on one's knees, prostrate oneself; worship etc. 990.    sneak, crawl, crouch, cower, ... show more

2 crouch

Sit on one's heels.

synonyms: hunker, hunker down, scrunch, scrunch up, squat.


Moby thesaurus: bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bend to, bob, bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, bow down, bow to, couch, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, cringe to, crouch before, curtsy, dip, do homage ... show more.

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