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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


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




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


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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