Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crouch

1 sense of crouch

Sense 1
crouch -- (the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body)
       => bending -- (the act of bending something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crouch

2 senses of crouch

Sense 1
crouch, stoop, bend, bow -- (bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 2
squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down -- (sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm")
       => sit, sit down -- (be seated)

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