Definition of crouch in English:


Line breaks: crouch
Pronunciation: /kraʊtʃ


[no object]


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  • A crouching stance or posture: he dropped into a defensive crouch
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    • She swore, covering her eyes, and stepped back, instinctively moving into a defensive crouch.
    • Nor did we immediately want to send the public officials whom we wanted to influence into a defensive crouch.
    • Those who remain in a defensive crouch are in danger of being left behind.


late Middle English: perhaps from Old French crochir 'be bent', from croche (see crotch).

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