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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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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