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Crouching definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CROUCHING, ppr. Bending; stooping; cringing.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crouch Crouch (krouch; 129), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crouched (kroucht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crouching.] [OE. cruchen, crouchen, crouken; cf. E. creep, G. krauchen, kriechen, or E. crook to bend, also crouch to cross.] 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.'' --Wordsworth. Must I stand and crouch Under your testy humor? --Shak.




 


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