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Noun: squatting  skwó-ting
  1. Exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
    - knee bend, squat
  2. The act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
    - squat, scrooch [US, informal]
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
  4. To perform the squat weightlifting exercise

Type of: be, crouch, crouch down, leg exercise, lodge in, motility, motion, move, movement, occupy, press, reside, scooch, sit, sit down, weightlift, weight-lift

Encyclopedia: Squatting