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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • v.蹲下; adj.矮胖的
  • [英] v.蹲下 ( crouch on the ground)
  • [类] 反义词: tall and thin ( 瘦高的)
  • [例] They squatted down to wait in the shade/a squat woman.

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. verb (squatted; squatting)

  • Etymology: Middle English squatten to crush, crouch in hiding, from Middle French (Picard dialect) esquatir, escuater, from Old French es- ex- + quatir to hide, from Vulgar Latin *coactire to squeeze, alteration of Latin coactare to compel — more at cache
  • Date: 15th century
  • transitive verb
    • 1. to cause (oneself) to crouch or sit on the ground
    • 2. to occupy as a squatter <squat in an abandoned building>
  • intransitive verb
    • 1. to crouch close to the ground as if to escape observation <a hare squatting in the grass>
    • 2. to assume or maintain a position in which the body is supported on the feet and the knees are bent so that the buttocks rest on or near the heels
    • 3. to be or become a squatter

II. adjective (squatter; squattest)

  • Date: 15th century
  • 1. sitting with the haunches close above the heels
  • 2.
    • a. low to the ground
    • b. marked by disproportionate shortness or thickness
  • ? squatly adverb
  • ? squatness noun

III. noun

  • Date: 1580
  • 1.
    • a. the act of squatting
    • b. the posture of one that squats
  • 2.
    • a. a place where one squats
    • b. the lair of a small animal <the squat of a hare>
  • 3. a lift in which a standing weight lifter drops to a squatting position and then rises to an upright position while holding a barbell on the shoulders; also a competitive event involving this lift
  • 4. chiefly British an empty house or building that is occupied by squatters
  • 5. slang diddly-squat

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