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squat

noun

1 squat

Exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles.

synonyms: knee bend, squatting.

Dutch: kraakactie
Polish: przysiad



2 squat

A small worthless amount.

synonyms: diddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, jack, shit.

Dutch: schijt
Polish: nic, zero

3 squat

The act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels.

synonym: squatting.

Dutch: hurken
Polish: siad kuczny, kucki

verb

1 squat

Sit on one's heels:
— In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting.

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

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 184: place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install; ... show more

2 squat

Be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide.

3 squat

Occupy (a dwelling) illegally.

Dutch: kraken

adjective

1 squat

Short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature:
— A little church with a squat tower.
— A squatty red smokestack.

synonyms: chunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy.

Roget 201: short, brief, curt; compendious, compact; stubby, scrimp; shorn, stubbed; stumpy, thickset, pug; chunky [U.S.], decurtate; ... show more

Roget 202: broad, wide, ample, extended; discous; fanlike; outspread, outstretched; wide as a church-door" [Romeo and Juliet]; latifoliate, latifolous.    thick, ... show more

Roget 193: little; small etc. (in quantity) 32; minute, diminutive, microscopic; microzoal; inconsiderable etc. (unimportant) 643; exiguous, ... show more

Roget 207: low, neap, debased; nether, nether most; flat, level with the ground; lying low etc. v.; crouched, subjacent, squat, prostrate ... show more

Polish: przysadzisty

2 squat

Having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground.

synonym: underslung.

Polish: przysadzisty


Moby thesaurus: Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, abide, adipose, anchor, be enfeoffed of, be possessed of, be seated, be seized of, beefy, bend, berth, big-bellied, billet at, bivouac, bloated, blocky, blowzy, boast, bob ... show more.

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