verb \ˈkrach\

: to lower your body to the ground by bending your legs

of an animal : to lie on the stomach close to the ground with the legs bent

Full Definition of CROUCH

intransitive verb
a :  to lower the body stance especially by bending the legs <a sprinter crouched ready to go>
b :  to lie close to the ground with the legs bent <a pair of cats, crouching on the brink of a fight — Aldous Huxley>
:  to bend or bow servilely :  cringe
:  to stand at a low height <cottages crouched along the river>
transitive verb
:  to bow especially in humility or fear :  bend
crouch noun

Examples of CROUCH

  1. She crouched down, trying to get a closer look at the spider.
  2. The lion crouched in the tall grass, waiting to attack the gazelle.

Origin of CROUCH

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to CROUCH

Rhymes with CROUCH


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