crouch around

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crouch around

To move around while squatting. A: "Why are you crouching around your office?" B: "Ugh, I lost an earring."
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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.
See also: around, crouch
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Crouched around him, on their hams, were three young men, his grandsons, Deer-Runner, Yellow-Head, and Afraid-of-the-Dark.
And when the rain came, Northants were on the attack with eight men crouched around the bat for Tom Bailey as they sensed a rare victory at Old Trafford.
Shoppers dropped their bags and crouched around the woman, doing what they could to help her.
Just as proud were Mario's other family - the one he has never met - who were crouched around a TV set watching the action thousands of miles away in Ghana.
Why any competent adult would allow us to listen to Ready To Die is beyond me, but we did, for about a week straight, crouched around muffled boombox speakers, our faces twisted in some combination of wonder and disgust at the proposition of Biggie getting his dick sucked in stereo.
They had a stretcher out on the grass in the middle of the road and there was someone laid on it and they were crouched around her.
When six men crouched around Benkenstein's bat on a gloomy early evening, the answer was emphatic.
We were crouched around the boys and we heard a commotion coming our way and Kerry going `Heads up, heads up.
Initially all at sea against Harbhajan, he survived a series of appeals - some a great deal more convincing than others - from the cluster of five men crouched around him but eventually decided that attack was the best form of defence.
Four of us were crouched around the black box pressing buttons.
With everyone crouched around the bat, Hooper got rid of Ryan ten Doeschate with his fourth delivery, and Scott Brant took a single off the next, leaving Graham Napier to survive the final ball.
With all ten fieldsmen crouched around the bat, the wonderfully phlegmatic Naqaash (who resisted for 68 balls) hardly had to play at the spinner.
World War Two - my parents, grandparents,aunts, uncles, cousins and the family cat, crouched around a valve wireless awaiting news from the Front.
We were crouched around the radio listening and he actually played it twice.
Overhead, vultures wheeled, pin-pointing the position where other lions crouched around a freshly-killed zebra.