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English definition of “squat”

squat

verb [I]     /skwɒt/ (present participle squatting, past tense and past participle squatted)
SIT (also squat down) to bend your legs so that you are sitting with your bottom very close to the ground: He squatted down beside me.Sitting and standing
LIVE to live in an empty building without the owner's permissionLiving or sleeping somewhere
(Definition of squat verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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