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squat

 (skwŏt)
v. squat·ted, squat·ting, squats
v.intr.
1. To sit in a crouching position with knees bent and the buttocks on or near the heels.
2. To crouch down, as an animal does.
3. To settle on unoccupied land without legal claim.
4. To occupy a given piece of public land in order to acquire title to it.
v.tr.
1. To put (oneself) into a crouching posture.
2. To occupy as a squatter.
3. Sports To lift (an amount of weight) when doing a squat.
adj. squat·ter, squat·test
1. Short and thick; low and broad.
2. Crouched in a squatting position.
n.
1. The act of squatting.
2. A squatting or crouching posture.
3. Sports A lift or a weightlifting exercise in which one squats and stands while holding a weighted barbell supported by the back of the shoulders.
4. Chiefly British The place occupied by a squatter.
5. The lair of an animal such as a hare.
6. Slang A small or worthless amount; diddly-squat.

[Middle English squatten, from Old French esquatir, to crush : es-, intensive pref. (from Latin ex-; see ex-) + quatir, to press flat (from Vulgar Latin *coāctīre, from Latin coāctus, past participle of cōgere, to compress : co-, co- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots).]

squat′ter n.

squat

(skwɒt)
vb (intr) , squats, squatting or squatted
1. to rest in a crouching position with the knees bent and the weight on the feet
2. to crouch down, esp in order to hide
3. (Law) (tr) law to occupy land or property to which the occupant has no legal title
4. (Weightlifting) weightlifting to crouch down to one's knees and rise to a standing position while holding (a specified weight) behind one's neck
adj
Also: squatty short and broad: a squat chair.
n
5. a squatting position
6. (Weightlifting) weightlifting an exercise in which a person crouches down and rises up repeatedly while holding a barbell at shoulder height
7. a house occupied by squatters
[C13: from Old French esquater, from es- ex-1 + catir to press together, from Vulgar Latin coactīre (unattested), from Latin cōgere to compress, from co- + agere to drive]
ˈsquatly adv
ˈsquatness n

squat

(skwɒt)

v. squat•ted, squat•ting, v.i.
1. to sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body.
2. to crouch, as an animal.
3. to occupy property or settle land as a squatter.
v.t.
4. to cause to squat.
5. to occupy or settle as a squatter.
adj.
6. disproportionately short and thickset.
7. assuming a squatting position; crouching.
n.
8. the act of squatting.
9. a squatting position or posture.
10. a place occupied by squatters.
[1250–1300; (v.) Middle English squatten < Old French esquater, esquatir=es- ex-1 + quatir < Vulgar Latin *coāctīre to compress, derivative of Latin coāctus, past participle of cōgere to compress; see cogent]
squat′ly, adv.
squat′ness, n.

Squat

 of daubers: company of plasterers, 1450.

squat


Past participle: squatted
Gerund: squatting

Imperative
squat
squat
Present
I squat
you squat
he/she/it squats
we squat
you squat
they squat
Preterite
I squatted
you squatted
he/she/it squatted
we squatted
you squatted
they squatted
Present Continuous
I am squatting
you are squatting
he/she/it is squatting
we are squatting
you are squatting
they are squatting
Present Perfect
I have squatted
you have squatted
he/she/it has squatted
we have squatted
you have squatted
they have squatted
Past Continuous
I was squatting
you were squatting
he/she/it was squatting
we were squatting
you were squatting
they were squatting
Past Perfect
I had squatted
you had squatted
he/she/it had squatted
we had squatted
you had squatted
they had squatted
Future
I will squat
you will squat
he/she/it will squat
we will squat
you will squat
they will squat
Future Perfect
I will have squatted
you will have squatted
he/she/it will have squatted
we will have squatted
you will have squatted
they will have squatted
Future Continuous
I will be squatting
you will be squatting
he/she/it will be squatting
we will be squatting
you will be squatting
they will be squatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squatting
you have been squatting
he/she/it has been squatting
we have been squatting
you have been squatting
they have been squatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squatting
you will have been squatting
he/she/it will have been squatting
we will have been squatting
you will have been squatting
they will have been squatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squatting
you had been squatting
he/she/it had been squatting
we had been squatting
you had been squatting
they had been squatting
Conditional
I would squat
you would squat
he/she/it would squat
we would squat
you would squat
they would squat
Past Conditional
I would have squatted
you would have squatted
he/she/it would have squatted
we would have squatted
you would have squatted
they would have squatted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squat - exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bentsquat - exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
leg exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the leg muscles
2.squat - a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
3.squat - the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Verb1.squat - sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
sit, sit down - be seated
2.squat - be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The building squatted low"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
3.squat - occupy (a dwelling) illegally
lodge in, occupy, reside - live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
Adj.1.squat - 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"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
2.squat - having a low center of gravitysquat - having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
low - literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"

squat

adjective
1. crouch down, sit on your heels, hunker down, sit on your haunches He came over and squatted on his heels, looking up at the boys.
2. low, short, stunted, stumpy, small squat stone houses

squat

verb
1. To sit on one's heels:
hunker (down).
2. To stoop low with the limbs pulled in close to the body:
adjective
Short, heavy, and solidly built:
Translations
قَصير القامَه، مَرْبوعيُقَرْفِص
dřepdřepnoutsedět na bobkusraženýzavalitý
besættelavstammetplump
kyykistyäkyykkykyyristyärakennusvallata
guggol
kubbslegursitja á hækjum sér
kiurksoti
druknsnotuptiestupētzems un resns
hurkenkraakpand
sedieť v drepe
čepeti

squat

[skwɒt]
A. ADJ [person] → rechoncho, achaparrado; [building, shape etc] → desproporcionadamente bajo
B. VI
1. (also squat down) → agacharse, sentarse en cuclillas
2. (on property) → ocupar un inmueble ilegalmente
C. N piso etc ocupado ilegalmente

squat

[ˈskwɒt]
adj [person] → trapu(e); [house, tower] → trapu(e)
n
(done in exercise class)accroupissement m
(= building) → squat m
vi
(= crouch) (also squat down) → s'accroupir
(on property)squatter
vt [+ building, land] → squatter

squat

adj (+er)gedrungen, kompakt; chairniedrig; figure, persongedrungen
vi
(person)hocken, kauern; (animal)hocken
(also squat down)sich (hin)hocken or (hin)kauern
(on land) → sich (illegal) ansiedeln; to squat (in a house)ein Haus besetzt haben, sich in einem Haus eingenistet haben (inf); they are not tenants, they’re just squattingdas sind keine Mieter, das sind Hausbesetzer
n (inf: = place) → Unterschlupf m (für Hausbesetzer); after their squat in that house …nachdem sie sich in dem Haus eingenistet hatten … (inf), → nachdem sie das Haus als Unterschlupf benutzt hatten …

squat

[skwɒt]
1. adj (-ter (comp) (-test (superl))) (person) → tarchiato/a, tozzo/a; (building, shape) → tozzo/a
2. vi
a. (also squat down) → accovacciarsi, acquattarsi
b. (on property) → occupare abusivamente
to squat in a house → occupare abusivamente una casa
3. n (fam) (house) → casa occupata

squat

(skwot) past tense, past participle ˈsquatted verb
to sit down on the heels or in a crouching position. The beggar squatted all day in the market place.
adjective
short and fat; dumpy. a squat little man; an ugly, squat building.

squat

v. agacharse; sentarse en cuclillas; acuclillarse.

squat

n (exercise) sentadilla; vi (pret & pp squatted; ger squatting) ponerse en cuclillas
References in classic literature ?
There was no need for silence or caution now; and yet, as they stood about the squat and ugly figure, which, in spite of its hideousness, was worth a fortune intrinsically and as an antique, they heard from the direction of the stone passage a noise.
Madame Antoine seated her fat body, broad and squat, upon a bench beside the door.
Tommy" Hinds, as he was known to his intimates, was a squat little man, with broad shoulders and a florid face, decorated with gray side whiskers.
You must hire or squat somewhere, and raise but a small crop, and eat that soon.
Every time its squat domes disappeared from my view, I had a despondent feeling; whenever they reappeared, I felt an honest rapture--I have not known any happier hours than those I daily spent in front of Florian's, looking across the Great Square at it.
For, now, the last of the fleet of ships was round the last low point we had headed; and the last green barge, straw-laden, with a brown sail, had followed; and some ballast-lighters, shaped like a child's first rude imitation of a boat, lay low in the mud; and a little squat shoal-lighthouse on open piles, stood crippled in the mud on stilts and crutches; and slimy stakes stuck out of the mud, and slimy stones stuck out of the mud, and red landmarks and tidemarks stuck out of the mud, and an old landing-stage and an old roofless building slipped into the mud, and all about us was stagnation and mud.
So saying, on he led his radiant Files, Daz'ling the Moon; these to the Bower direct In search of whom they sought: him there they found Squat like a Toad, close at the eare of EVE; Assaying by his Devilish art to reach The Organs of her Fancie, and with them forge Illusions as he list, Phantasms and Dreams, Or if, inspiring venom, he might taint Th' animal Spirits that from pure blood arise Like gentle breaths from Rivers pure, thence raise At least distemperd, discontented thoughts, Vain hopes, vain aimes, inordinate desires Blown up with high conceits ingendring pride.
The door opened quietly, and he went in without saying a word to the squat misshapen figure that flattened itself into the shadow as he passed.
The costume, the beard, and the fat squat figure of the new governor astonished all those who were not in the secret, and even all who were, and they were not a few.
But seeing them now close to me, I could not but notice that they were rather coarse, broad, with squat fingers.
There in the flickering light of the lamp was the machine sure enough, squat, ugly, and askew; a thing of brass, ebony, ivory, and translucent glimmering quartz.
It lies squat on the horizon, all highest up in the sea towards the sunset, while the others lie away from it towards dawn.