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crouched


  3  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]: 
 
  Crouched  \Crouched\  (kroucht),  a. 
  Marked  with  the  sign  of  the  cross.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Crouched  friar}.  See  {Crutched  friar},  under  {Crutched}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crouched 
  adj  :  squatting  close  to  the  ground;  "poorly  clothed  men  huddled 
  low  against  the  wind";  "he  stayed  in  the  ditch  hunkered 
  down"  [syn:  {crouching},  {huddled},  {hunkered},  {hunkered 
  down}] 




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