squat

Definitions:

  • To sit in a crouching position with knees bent and the buttocks on or near the heels.
  • To crouch down, as an animal does.
  • To settle on unoccupied land without legal claim.
  • To occupy a given piece of public land in order to acquire title to it.
  • To put (oneself) into a crouching posture.
  • To occupy as a squatter.
  • To lift (an amount of weight) when doing a squat.
  • Short and thick; low and broad.
  • Crouched in a squatting position.
  • The act of squatting.
  • A squatting or crouching posture.
  • A lift or a weightlifting exercise in which one squats and stands while holding a weighted barbell supported by the back of the shoulders.
  • The place occupied by a squatter.
  • The lair of an animal such as a hare.
  • A small or worthless amount; diddly-squat.
  • Flattened; hence, short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.
  • Sitting close to the ground; crouched; cowering; sitting on the buttocks with the knees drawn up or with the legs crossed.
  • To lay flat; flatten; crush; bruise.
  • To compress.
  • To make quiet. Compare <internalXref urlencoded="squatting-pill">squatting-pill</internalXref>.
  • To quash; annul.
  • To put or set on the buttocks; cause to cower or crouch close to the ground; used reflexively.
  • To sit close to the ground; crouch; cower; said of animals; sit down upon the buttocks with the knees drawn up or with the legs crossed: said of a human being: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="squat">squat</internalXref> down on one's hams.
  • To settle on land, especially public or new lands, without any title or right: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="squat">squat</internalXref> upon a piece of common. See <internalXref urlencoded="squatter">squatter</internalXref>.
  • To settle by the stern, as a boat.
  • To splash.
  • The angel-fish, <em>Squatina angelus.</em>
  • To settle on land obtained, from the government on special terms, for the purpose of raising stock. See <internalXref urlencoded="squattage">squattage</internalXref> and <em>squatter</em>, 4.
  • A bruise caused by a fall.
  • The posture of one who or that which squats.
  • A short, stout person.
  • A small mass or bunch of ore in a vein.
  • <em>Nautical</em>, the settling of a vessel, when under way, in the water, particularly at the stern, as compared with its position at rest. The phenomenon occurs to some extent in every vessel under way at high speed, but it is of importance only in shallow water, the depth of which is not much greater than the draft of the vessel. In such cases, in large vessels, the sinking of the stern may be from 2 to 6 feet with very moderate speeds.
  • The angel fish (<spn>Squatina angelus</spn>).
  • To sit down upon the hams or heels.
  • To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.
  • To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands.
  • The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground.
  • A sudden or crushing fall.
  • None
  • A small vein of ore.
  • A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.
  • the jacksnipe; -- called also <altname>squatter</altname>.
  • Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.
  • Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.
  • To bruise or make flat by a fall.
  • Relatively <xref>short</xref> or <xref>low</xref> and <xref>thick</xref> or <xref>broad</xref>
  • A <xref>position</xref> assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.
  • : A specific <xref>exercise</xref> in <xref>weightlifting</xref> performed by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, especially with a <xref>barbell</xref> resting across the <xref>shoulders</xref>.
  • A toilet used by squatting as opposed to sitting (Wikipedia entry).
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