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Squat meaning in English

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1. knee bend, squat, squatting

exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles

2. diddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, jack, shit, squat

a small worthless amount

Example Sentences:
'you don't know jack'

3. squat, squatting

the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels


4. crouch, hunker, hunker down, scrunch, scrunch up, squat

sit on one's heels

Example Sentences:
'In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting'
'The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm'

5. squat

be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide

Example Sentences:
'The building squatted low'

6. squat

occupy (a dwelling) illegally


7. chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy

short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature

Example Sentences:
'some people seem born to be square and chunky'
'a dumpy little dumpling of a woman'
'dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears'
'a little church with a squat tower'
'a squatty red smokestack'
'a stumpy ungainly figure'

8. squat, underslung

having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: squats, squatting or squatted (intransitive)
to rest in a crouching position with the knees bent and the weight on the feet
to crouch down, esp in order to hide
3. (transitive) law
to occupy land or property to which the occupant has no legal title
4. weightlifting
to crouch down to one's knees and rise to a standing position while holding (a specified weight) behind one's neck
5. Also: squatty (ˈskwɒtɪ )
short and broad
a squat chair
a squatting position
7. weightlifting
an exercise in which a person crouches down and rises up repeatedly while holding a barbell at shoulder height
a house occupied by squatters

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verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈsquatted or ˈsquatting
to crouch so as to sit on the heels with the knees bent and the weight resting on the balls of the feet
to crouch or cower close to the ground: said of an animal
3.  US
to settle on land, esp. public or unoccupied land, without right or title
4.  US
to settle on public land under regulation by the government, in order to get title to it
to occupy illegally an empty, abandoned, or condemned house, building, apartment, etc.
verb transitive
to cause to squat
usually reflexive
adjectiveWord forms: ˈsquatter or ˈsquattest
crouched in a squatting position
short and heavy or thick
the act of squatting
the position taken in squatting; crouching posture
a dwelling used by a squatter
12.  US, Slang
anything: used in a negative construction signifying “nothing or a very small amount”
he doesn't know squat about it
13.  Weightlifting
a type of exercise in which a person holding a barbell at shoulder height squats, then stands erect

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of squat
v. squat·ted, squat·ting, squats
1. To sit in a crouching position with knees bent and the buttocks on or near the heels.
2. To crouch down, as an animal does.
3. To settle on unoccupied land without legal claim.
4. To occupy a given piece of public land in order to acquire title to it.
1. To put (oneself) into a crouching posture.
2. To occupy as a squatter.
3. Sports To lift (an amount of weight) when doing a squat.
adj. squat·ter, squat·test
1. Short and thick; low and broad.
2. Crouched in a squatting position.
1. The act of squatting.
2. A squatting or crouching posture.
3. Sports A lift or a weightlifting exercise in which one squats and stands while holding a weighted barbell supported by the back of the shoulders.
4. Chiefly British The place occupied by a squatter.
5. The lair of an animal such as a hare.
6. Slang A small or worthless amount; diddly-squat.

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