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English definition of “crouch”

crouch

verb [I]     /kraʊtʃ/
to bend your knees and lower yourself so that you are close to the ground and leaning forward slightly: She saw him coming and crouched (down) behind a bush.Sitting and standingNot holding the body uprightReclining crouch     noun [S]
(Definition of crouch verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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