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English definition of “squat”

squat

verb [I or T] (LIVE)    /skwɒt/ US  /skwɑːt/ (-tt-)
to live in an empty building or area of land without the permission of the owner: They squatted (in) an old house in King's Cross when their money ran out.Living or sleeping somewhere
(Definition of squat verb (LIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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