crouches

present tense third-person singular of crouch
as in huddles
to lie low with the limbs close to the body the cat crouched in the bushes, waiting for the right moment to pounce on the chipmunk

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“Crouches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crouches. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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