slouch


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slouch

 (slouch)
v. slouched, slouch·ing, slouch·es
v.intr.
1. To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping posture.
2. To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
v.tr.
To cause to droop; stoop.
n.
1. An awkward, drooping posture or gait.
2. Slang An awkward, lazy, or inept person: good at chess and no slouch at bridge, either.

[Origin unknown.]

slouch′er n.
slouch′i·ly adv.
slouch′i·ness n.
slouch′y adj.

slouch

(slaʊtʃ)
vb
1. (intr) to sit or stand with a drooping bearing
2. (intr) to walk or move with an awkward slovenly gait
3. (tr) to cause (the shoulders) to droop
n
4. a drooping carriage
5. (usually used in negative constructions) informal an incompetent or slovenly person: he's no slouch at football.
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈsloucher n
ˈslouching adj
ˈslouchingly adv

slouch

(slaʊtʃ)

v.i.
1. to sit or stand with an awkward, drooping posture.
2. to move or walk with drooping body and shuffling gait.
3. to have a droop or downward bend, as a hat.
v.t.
4. to cause to droop or bend down, as the shoulders or a hat.
n.
5. an awkward, drooping posture.
6. an awkward person.
7. a lazy, inept person.
[1505–15; orig. uncertain]
slouch′er, n.

Slouch

 of models:—Lipton, 1970.

slouch


Past participle: slouched
Gerund: slouching

Imperative
slouch
slouch
Present
I slouch
you slouch
he/she/it slouches
we slouch
you slouch
they slouch
Preterite
I slouched
you slouched
he/she/it slouched
we slouched
you slouched
they slouched
Present Continuous
I am slouching
you are slouching
he/she/it is slouching
we are slouching
you are slouching
they are slouching
Present Perfect
I have slouched
you have slouched
he/she/it has slouched
we have slouched
you have slouched
they have slouched
Past Continuous
I was slouching
you were slouching
he/she/it was slouching
we were slouching
you were slouching
they were slouching
Past Perfect
I had slouched
you had slouched
he/she/it had slouched
we had slouched
you had slouched
they had slouched
Future
I will slouch
you will slouch
he/she/it will slouch
we will slouch
you will slouch
they will slouch
Future Perfect
I will have slouched
you will have slouched
he/she/it will have slouched
we will have slouched
you will have slouched
they will have slouched
Future Continuous
I will be slouching
you will be slouching
he/she/it will be slouching
we will be slouching
you will be slouching
they will be slouching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slouching
you have been slouching
he/she/it has been slouching
we have been slouching
you have been slouching
they have been slouching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slouching
you will have been slouching
he/she/it will have been slouching
we will have been slouching
you will have been slouching
they will have been slouching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slouching
you had been slouching
he/she/it had been slouching
we had been slouching
you had been slouching
they had been slouching
Conditional
I would slouch
you would slouch
he/she/it would slouch
we would slouch
you would slouch
they would slouch
Past Conditional
I would have slouched
you would have slouched
he/she/it would have slouched
we would have slouched
you would have slouched
they would have slouched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slouch - an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions; "he's no slouch when it comes to baseball"
incompetent, incompetent person - someone who is not competent to take effective action
2.slouch - a stooping carriage in standing and walking
posture, carriage, bearing - characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture"
Verb1.slouch - assume a drooping posture or carriage
droop, sag, swag, flag - droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
2.slouch - walk slovenly
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"

slouch

verb lounge, slump, flop, sprawl, stoop, droop, loll, lean She had recently begun to slouch over her typewriter.

slouch

verb
1. To take on or move with an awkward, slovenly posture:
2. To hang limply, loosely, and carelessly:
noun
Slang. A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:
Translations
يَمْشي بِتَراخٍ
jít/sedět shrbeně
sjoske
hanyagul üllomhán csoszog
sitja/ganga/standa hokinn
būti sudribusiamgūrintikūprinti
būt/iet sakumpušam
chodiť/sedieť zhrbenehrbiť sa
kamburunu çıkararak oturmak/yürümek

slouch

[slaʊtʃ]
A. N
1. to walk with a slouchandar con un aire gacho
2. he's no slouch (in skill) → no es ningún principiante; (at work) → no es ningún vago
he's no slouch in the kitchentiene buena mano para cocina
B. VI (walking) → andar desgarbado
to slouch in a chairrepantigarse en un sillón
he was slouched over his deskestaba inclinado sobre su mesa de trabajo en postura desgarbada
C. CPD slouch hat Nsombrero m flexible
slouch about slouch around VI + ADV
1.andar desgarbado; (aimlessly) → andar de un lado para otro (sin saber qué hacer)
2. (fig) (= laze around) → gandulear, golfear
slouch along VI + ADV = slouch about, slouch around 1
slouch off VI + ADVirse cabizbajo, alejarse con un aire gacho

slouch

[ˈslaʊtʃ]
vi (= have bad posture) → avoir le dos rond, être voûté(e)
slouch about
slouch around vitraîner à ne rien faire

slouch

n
(= posture)krumme Haltung; (of shoulders)Hängen nt; (= gait)latschiger Gang (inf); to walk with a slouchlatschen, latschig gehen (inf)
(inf: = incompetent or lazy person) → Niete f (inf); to be no slouch at somethingetw ganz schön gut können (inf)
vi (= stand, sit)herumhängen, sich lümmeln (inf); (= move)latschen; to slouch offdavonzockeln (inf); he was slouched over his desker hing über seinem Schreibtisch, er war über seinen Schreibtisch gebeugt; he sat slouched on a chairer hing auf einem Stuhl

slouch

[slaʊtʃ]
1. vi (when walking) → camminare dinoccolato/a
don't slouch! → raddrizza la schiena!, non stare con la schiena curva!
to slouch in/out → trascinarsi dentro/fuori
she was slouched in the chair → era stravaccata nella poltrona
2. n to be no slouch at sth (fam) → cavarsela benino in qc
slouch about slouch around vi + adv (laze) → oziare

slouch

(slautʃ) verb
to sit, move or walk with shoulders rounded and head hanging. He slouched sulkily out of the room; He was slouching in an armchair.

slouch

vi sentarse o pararse con mala postura
References in classic literature ?
Yes, a person that doubts that he is fine to see should see him in his beaded buck-skins, on my back and his rifle peeping above his shoulder, chasing a hostile trail, with me going like the wind and his hair streaming out behind from the shelter of his broad slouch.
We were all dressed alike: broad slouch hats, to keep the sun off; gray knapsacks; blue army shirts; blue overalls; leathern gaiters buttoned tight from knee down to ankle; high-quarter coarse shoes snugly laced.
His hat was laying on the floor -- an old black slouch with the top caved in, like a lid.
The man turned around, a wreck of shabby old clothes, sodden with rain and all a-drip, and showed a black face under an old slouch hat.
And at the zenith of his fame, how he would suddenly appear at the old village and stalk into church, brown and weather-beaten, in his black velvet doublet and trunks, his great jack-boots, his crimson sash, his belt bristling with horse-pistols, his crime-rusted cut- lass at his side, his slouch hat with waving plumes, his black flag unfurled, with the skull and crossbones on it, and hear with swelling ecstasy the whisperings, "It's Tom Sawyer the Pirate
He never even seemed to come to his work on purpose, but would slouch in as if by mere accident; and when he went to the Jolly Bargemen to eat his dinner, or went away at night, he would slouch out, like Cain or the Wandering Jew, as if he had no idea where he was going and no intention of ever coming back.
I recognize Grimaud by his long legs and his determined slouch.
All the time that he had been speaking, the dubious-looking men with carbines and dirty slouch hats had been gathering silently in such preponderating numbers that even Muscari was compelled to recognize his sally with the sword as hopeless.
Jo, thus apostrophized, gives a slouch backward, and another slouch forward, and another slouch to each side, and confronts the eloquent Chadband with evident doubts of his intentions.
Thus it was offensive to him even now to board a ship in the same dress in which he grappled [attacked] her, and he still adhered in his walk to the school's distinguished slouch.
She called him a muddler and a slouch, and other invidious names, for his slackness and his disregard of healthful food.
And often, at such times, he would abruptly see slouch in among the company a young hoodlum in square-cut coat and under a stiff-rim Stetson hat.