Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  2. (verb, contact) sit on one's heels
    The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm
  3. (verb, motion) bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    She bowed before the Queen
    The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Crouch

Derivations: crouch

Hyponyms: cower, huddle, squinch

Hypernyms: bend, bending, flex, sit, sit down

Origin of the word Crouch

  1. c.1394, probably from O.Fr. crochir "become bent, crooked," from croche "hook." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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