crouch

[[t]kra͟ʊtʃ[/t]]
crouches, crouching, crouched
1) VERB If you are crouching, your legs are bent under you so that you are close to the ground and leaning forward slightly.

[V prep/adv] We were crouching in the bushes...

[V prep/adv] I crouched on the ground...

[V-ed] The man was crouched behind the Mercedes.

Syn:
N-SING
Crouch is also a noun.

They walked in a crouch, each bent over close to the ground.

Crouch down means the same as crouch.

V P He crouched down and reached under the mattress... V P prep/adv He crouched down beside him.

2) VERB If you crouch over something, you bend over it so that you are very near to it.

[V prep/adv] Meantime, here I crouch over a cup of tea in my unheated study.

[V-ed] ...sitting crouched over the steering wheel.


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