Definition and Meanings for squat

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Part of Speech of squat

noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, adjective

Etymology of squat

oe. squatten to crush, of. esquater, esquatir (cf. it. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. l. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. see cogent, squash, v. t.pos

Meaning of squat

as noun

  • the angel fish (squatina angelus).

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

  • to sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire.
  • 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.

as transitive verb

  • to bruise or make flat by a fall.

as adjective

  • sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.
  • short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.

as noun

  • the posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground.
  • a sudden or crushing fall.
  • a small vein of ore.;a mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.
  • No antonyms for squat

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