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Definition 1: the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for squat in the sense of this definition

(squat is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 2: exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for squat in the sense of this definition

(squat is a kind of ...) exercise designed to strengthen the leg muscles

Definition 3: a small worthless amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where squat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you don't know jack

Synonyms for squat in the sense of this definition

(squat is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 4: sit on one's heels - [verb of contact]

Samples where squat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for squat in the sense of this definition

(squat is a kind of ...) be seated

Definition 5: occupy (a dwelling) illegally - [verb of stative]

(squat is a kind of ...) live (in a certain place)

"She resides in Princeton" "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

Definition 6: be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide - [verb of stative]

Samples where squat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The building squatted low

(squat is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 7: having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for squat in the sense of this definition

(squat is similar to ...) literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension

"low ceilings" "low clouds" "low hills" "the sun is low" "low furniture" "a low bow"

Definition 8: short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where squat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some 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

Synonyms for squat in the sense of this definition

(squat is similar to ...) low in stature; not tall

"he was short and stocky" "short in stature" "a short smokestack" "a little man"

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