(intransitive) To bend down; to stoop low; to stand close to the ground with legs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear.
‘We crouched behind the low wall until the squad of soldiers had passed by.’;
The action of the verb crouch.
(intransitive) To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.
That crouches or crouch.
‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’;
(intransitive) To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.
squatting close to the ground;
‘poorly clothed men huddled low against the wind’; ‘he stayed in the ditch hunkered down’;
(obsolete) To sign with the cross; bless.
A bent or stooped position.
‘The cat waited in a crouch, hidden behind the hedge.’;
(obsolete) A cross.
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.
‘Now crouch like a cur.’;
To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.
‘Must I stand and crouchUnder your testy humor?’;
To sign with the cross; to bless.
To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.
‘She folded her arms across her chest,And crouched her head upon her breast.’;
the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
bend one's back forward from the waist on down;
‘he crouched down’; ‘She bowed before the Queen’; ‘The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse’;
sit on one's heels;
‘In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting’; ‘The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm’;