English version

crouch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_059_ecrouchcrouch /kraʊtʃ/ ●●○ verb [intransitive]  1 (also crouch down)SIT to lower your body close to the ground by bending your knees completelysquat He crouched in the shadows near the doorway. Paula crouched down and held her hands out to the fire.2 SITto bend over something so that you are very near to itleancrouch over a young girl crouched over a bookcrouch noun [countable] She dropped to the ground in a crouch.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
crouchI gestured to the remaining woodchuck to crouch.There were six people in the clearing, crouching around the campfire.I crouched behind a bush as the soldiers marched by.I crouched beside him and looked into his wild eyes.The plumber crouched down and looked under the sink.In the surrounding debris of apartment blocks more militia would be crouched, forming the outer defence ring of the beleaguered stronghold.The sparrows in the ploughland were crouching in terror of the kestrel.A black cat crouched in the corner.Leif, the beggar, was crouched in the inglenook, stuffing his mouth full of richly sauced venison.
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Verb table
crouch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycrouch
he, she, itcrouches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycrouched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave crouched
he, she, ithas crouched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad crouched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill crouch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have crouched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam crouching
he, she, itis crouching
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you, we, theyare crouching
Past
I, he, she, itwas crouching
you, we, theywere crouching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been crouching
he, she, ithas been crouching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been crouching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be crouching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been crouching
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