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

 squat /ˈskwɑt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squat, n.
 1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground.
 2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.]
 3. Mining (a) A small vein of ore. (b) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.
 Squat snipe Zool., the jacksnipe; -- called also squatter. [Local, U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squat n. Zool. The angel fish (Squatina angelus).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squatted; p. pr. & vb. n. Squatting.]
 1. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire.
 2. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.
 3. To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squat, v. t. To bruise or make flat by a fall. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squat, a.
 1. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.
 Him there they found,
 Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve.   --Milton.
 2. Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting. “The round, squat turret.”
    The head [of the squill insect] is broad and squat.   --Grew.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy
             musculature; "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" [syn: chunky,
              dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy]
      2: having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
         [syn: underslung]
      n 1: exercising by repeatedly assuming a squatting position;
           strengthens the leg muscles [syn: knee bend, squatting]
      2: a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack" [syn: jack,
          diddly-squat, diddlysquat, diddly-shit, diddlyshit,
          diddly, diddley, shit]
      3: the act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position
         [syn: squatting]
      v 1: 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: crouch, scrunch,
            scrunch up, hunker, hunker down]
      2: be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The
         building squatted low"
      3: occupy (a dwelling) illegally
      [also: squatting, squatted, squattest, squatter]