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crouch around

[for people or other creatures] to stoop or squat within an area. Everyone crouched around, hoping the bomb would fall somewhere else. The baboons i crouched around, grooming one another.
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crouch down

to stoop or huddle down. Crouch down here, next to me. Suddenly, Tex crouched down and reached for his pistol.
See also: crouch, down
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Ex-employees say the Crouches have expensive tastes and decorate their homes with rare antiques.
The Crouches had been living in a house in the same neighborhood but moved, the paper reported, because "Jan Crouch had been wanting a bigger yard for her dogs, sources said.
eldest son of the Crouches, requested prayer for his mother on TBN.