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American English: /slaʊtʃ/
British English: /slaʊtʃ/

intransitive verb

  • 1 (droop shoulders) don't slouch!
    ¡ponte derecho!
    he was sitting/standing slouched over his drink
    estaba sentado/de pie inclinado sobre el vaso
    I found her slouched in an armchair
    la encontré repatingada or (Spain) repantigada en un sillón
  • 2 (walk) (+ adverb complement) he slouched into/out of the room
    entró en/salió de la habitación arrastrando los pies
    she slouched off down the street
    se marchó calle abajo arrastrando los pies
    Example sentences
    • He stood slouched against one of the set's walls, his hands in his pockets and his feet crossed at the ankles.
    • She demanded again, and poked Greg in the arm until he stopped slouching, moved up to the suit, and yanked off the helmet.
    • In the best-known photograph of him, he slouches with one lazy hand on his rifle, sporting a squint that makes him seem none too bright.


  • 1 (of posture) he walks with a slouch
    camina con los hombros caídos
    Example sentences
    • I have a slight slouch, but that shouldn't count against me, should it?
    • Chris, who was already waiting there, removed his hands from behind his head and sat up, for he had been positioned in a lazy slouch.
    • My back ached and for the first time, I recognized the slouch in my posture.
  • 2 (of person) [colloquial]to be no slouch
    no ser manco [colloquial]
    she's no slouch when it comes to …
    no se queda atrás cuando se trata de …
    no es manca cuando se trata de … [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • And big city police forces are no slouches either.
    • And few of those hold a candle to magnificent Ms. Jones and her mighty Dap-Kings, a collective powerhouse on stage and no slouches in the studio either.
    • The competition deserves a higher status than it has had in the past, because the clubs involved in it are certainly no slouches.
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