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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crouch /ˈkraʊʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crouch v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crouched p. pr. & vb. n. Crouching.]
 1. To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground with the logs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear.
    Now crouch like a cur.   --Beau. & Fl.
 2. To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe. “A crouching purpose.”
 Must I stand and crouch
 Under your testy humor?   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crouch, v. t.
 1. To sign with the cross; to bless. [Obs.]
 2. To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.
 She folded her arms across her chest,
 And crouched her head upon her breast.   --Colerige.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
      v 1: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched
           down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man
           stooped to pick up the girl's purse" [syn: stoop, bend,
      2: sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth
         while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect
         themselves from the sandstorm" [syn: squat, scrunch, scrunch
         up, hunker, hunker down]