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English adjective: squat

1. squat short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature


SamplesSome 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.


Synonymschunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy


Similarlittle, short


Antonymstall

2. squat having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground


Synonymsunderslung


Similarlow


Antonymshigh


English noun: squat

1. squat (act) exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles


Synonymsknee bend, squatting


Broader (hypernym)leg exercise

2. squat (quantity) a small worthless amount


SamplesYou don't know jack.


Synonymsdiddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, jack, shit


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

3. squat (act) the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels


Synonymssquatting


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


English verb: squat

1. squat (contact) sit on one's heels


SamplesIn some cultures, the women give birth while squatting.
The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm.


ExamplesThe children squat in the rocking chair, There squat some children in the rocking chair


Synonymscrouch, hunker, hunker down, scrunch, scrunch up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)sit, sit down

2. squat (stative) be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide


SamplesThe building squatted low.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

3. squat (stative) occupy (a dwelling) illegally


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)lodge in, occupy, reside









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