He squatted behind the bush to avoid being seen.
A family has been squatting in that house for months. Noun
He didn't do squat all day.
She lives in a squat.
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Meanwhile, Asher offends the daughter of Abshir (Barkhad Abdi), a man squatting in one of the properties the Seigels own.—Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2023 The short clip clearly shows the creature walking and then squatting as the train passes by.—Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 10 Oct. 2023 The royal parents are pros at connecting with kids and are known to squat down to their eye level to create a sense of empowerment when speaking with a child.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 Most quarterbacks do not have legs like pistons; few of them can squat six hundred pounds.—Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 28 Oct. 2023 The sleeve stays in position even when brought through different ranges of motion, including explosive movements like squatting.—Jack Byram, Verywell Health, 15 Sep. 2023 At a hospital or birth center, a squatting position can be accomplished with a birthing bar.—Tonya Russell, Parents, 15 Oct. 2023 The footage shows a large, hairy biped walking across a hillside before squatting in the sagebrush.—Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 10 Oct. 2023 The actual homeowner, according to the outlet, filed a lawsuit to evict the people from the people, but neighbors blame her for the squatting activity.—Emma Colton, Fox News, 24 Sep. 2023
But base circumference does not make a big tree—indeed, most really wide white pines are comparatively squat.—Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2023 For an entire week, cliques of Palestinian militiamen thwarted the Israeli military by dodging through the winding alleyways, squat buildings, and underground tunnels before ambushing Israeli forces.—Sarah E. Parkinson, Foreign Affairs, 14 Nov. 2023 Will means the plastic bags, the stacks of magazines, the clamshell containers, the shelf in the pantry where her mother keeps all the complimentary snacks she’s received on airplanes: miniature packages of pretzels and cookies, squat cans of tomato juice.—Clare Sestanovich, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 The corals were also crawling with critters, including squat lobsters, feathery brittle stars, and dense patches of anemones and sponges.—Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 2 Nov. 2023 Here, a curvy gourd vase kicks off the fall kitchen centerpiece, followed by a metal candle holder, a squat pumpkin, and a shallow wooden bowl.—Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2023 But its five-second intro, a post-toke cough followed by a throaty scream, had popped up in a few TikToks of MMA fighters pummeling each other and weightlifters grunting beneath squat bars.—WIRED, 19 Oct. 2023 In a neat little neighborhood in Venice, Calif., there’s a block of squat, similar homes, filled with mortals spending their finite days on the planet eating pizza with friends, blowing out candles on birthday cakes, and binging late-night television.—Time, 20 Sep. 2023 Jump forward into a squat position, feet framing outside of Bosu ball.—Sabrina Talbert, Women's Health, 4 Aug. 2023
Your training routine should include a variety of compound movements, like lunges, Bulgarian split squats, leg presses, pull-downs, upright rows, and push-ups.—Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 16 Nov. 2023 This is also a good opportunity to carefully incorporate air squats — simple standing squats without any additional weights.—Hannah Holland, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Keeping chest lifted, bend knees and sit back into glutes to lower into a squat.—Megan Falk, Women's Health, 18 Aug. 2023 If you're cleared for light exercise, squats, yoga, and walking can help with positioning and alignment in preparation for labor.—Alexandra Frost, Parents, 5 Nov. 2023 The content creator said the weakness also prevents her from doing a lot of exercises at the gym without modifications, like squats, lunges and running.—Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 Bench presses, squats, deadlifts, rows—they're all compound exercises.—Cori Ritchey, Men's Health, 31 Aug. 2023 On Instagram In one video, Jessie does kettlebell squats and hip raises with a weighted bag, arm raises, sprints, and more to get a full-body workout.—Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 18 Aug. 2023 Her favorite was a brutal 20-minute drill of lunges and squats designed to build a better butt.—Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English squatten to crush, crouch in hiding, from Middle French (Picard dialect) esquatir, escuater, from Old French es- ex- + quatir to hide, from Vulgar Latin *coactire to squeeze, alteration of Latin coactare to compel — more at cache