Definition of crouch in English:

crouch

Line breaks: crouch
Pronunciation: /kraʊtʃ
 
/

verb

[no object]

noun

[in singular] Back to top  
  • A crouching stance or posture: he dropped into a defensive crouch
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

More definitions of crouch

Definition of crouch in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw