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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crouch  \Crouch\  (krouch;  129),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crouched} 
  (kroucht);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crouching}.]  [OE.  cruchen 
  crouchen,  crouken;  cf  E.  creep,  G.  krauchen  kriechen  or  E. 
  crook  to  bend,  also  crouch  to  cross.] 
  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. 
 
  Now  crouch  like  a  cur.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  To  bend  servilely;  to  stoop  meanly;  to  fawn;  to  cringe. 
  ``A  crouching  purpose.''  --Wordsworth. 
 
  Must  I  stand  and  crouch  Under  your  testy  humor? 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crouch  \Crouch\,  v.  t.  [OE.  cruchen  crouchen,  from  cruche, 
  crouche,  cross.  Cf  {Crosier},  {Crook}.] 
  1.  To  sign  with  the  cross;  to  bless.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crouch 
  n  :  the  act  of  bending  low  with  the  limbs  close  to  the  body 
  v  1:  bend  one's  back  as  in  fear  or  deference;  "he  crouched  down"; 
  "She  bowed  before  the  Queen"  [syn:  {stoop},  {bend},  {bow}] 
  2:  sit  on  one's  heels;  "In  some  cultures,  the  women  give  birth 
  while  squatting"  [syn:  {squat},  {scrunch},  {scrunch  up},  {hunker 
  down}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Crouch,  ID  (city,  FIPS  19720) 
  Location:  44.11533  N,  115.97164  W 
  Population  (1990):  75  (41  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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