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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : squatting close to the ground; "poorly clothed men huddled
            low against the wind"; "he stayed in the ditch hunkered
            down" [syn: crouched, huddled, hunkered, hunkered