Crouch

Definition of Crouch

Pronunciation: krouch; 129
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Crouched (kroucht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crouching.]
Now crouch like a cur.
- Beau. & Fl.
2.To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.
Must I stand and crouch
Under your testy humor?
- Shak.
v. t.1.To sign with the cross; to bless.
2.To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.

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