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Verb: squat (squatted,squatting)  skwót
  1. Sit on one's heels
    "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting";
    - hunker, hunker down, scrooch [US, informal]
     
  2. Be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide
    "The building squatted low"
     
  3. Occupy (a dwelling) illegally
Adjective: squat (squatter,squattest)  skwót
  1. Short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    "a little church with a squat tower";
    - chunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy
     
  2. Having a low centre of gravity; built low to the ground
    - underslung
Noun: squat  skwót
  1. Exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
    - knee bend, squatting
     
  2. The act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
    - squatting, scrooch [US, informal]
     
  3. A building occupied without permission; the act of squatting in a building
     
  4. [N. Amer, informal] Anything at all
    "you don't know doodly-squat";
    - jack [N. Amer, informal], doodly-squat [informal], diddly-squat [informal], diddlysquat [informal], diddly [N. Amer, informal], diddley [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: squats, squatting, squatted, squatter, squattest

See also: little, low, short

Type of: be, crouch, crouch down, leg exercise, lodge in, motility, motion, move, movement, occupy, reside, scooch, sit, sit down, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Encyclopedia: Squat