Word:

Crouch

Pronunciation: krouch; 129
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Crouched (kroucht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crouching.]
Now crouch like a cur.
- Beau. & Fl.
2.To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.
Must I stand and crouch
Under your testy humor?
- Shak.
v. t.1.To sign with the cross; to bless.
2.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.
- Colerige.
Noun1.crouch - the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
Verb1.crouch - 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"
Synonyms: stoop, bend, bow
2.crouch - sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
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, do obeisance, fawn, flatter, flinch, genuflect, genuflection, get down, grovel, huddle, hug the earth, hunch, hunch down, hunker down, kneel, kneel to, kneeling, knuckle to, kowtow, lick the dust, lickspittle, lie low, lie prone, lie prostrate, lie under, nod, obeisance, prostration, quail, reverence, salaam, scrouch down, skulk, slink, sneak, squat, stoop, supination, swat, toadeat, toady, truckle, truckle to, underlie, wallow, welter, wince
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