crouch

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Related to crouched: undeterred

crouch around

To move around while squatting. A: "Why are you crouching around your office?" B: "Ugh, I lost an earring."
See also: around, crouch

crouch down

To squat. I crouched down to look for the earring under my desk, but I still couldn't find it.
See also: crouch, down

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.
See also: around, crouch

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
References in classic literature ?
I crouched at the foot of the staircase with my back to the wall, shivering violently.