Meaning of “crouch” in the English Dictionary

"crouch" in British English

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crouchverb [ I ]

uk /kraʊtʃ/ us /kraʊtʃ/

(Definition of “crouch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crouch" in American English

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crouchverb [ I ]

us /krɑʊtʃ/

to bend your knees and lower yourself so that you are close to the ground and leaning forward slightly:

She crouched down behind a bush to hide.
crouch
noun [ C usually sing ] us /krɑʊtʃ/

The goalie waited in a crouch.

(Definition of “crouch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)