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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 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
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Best supporting actress - Dame Judi Dench (Chocolat); Frances McDormand (Almost Famous); Lena Olin (Chocolat); Julie Walters (Billy Elliot); Zhang Zi Yi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Anthony Asquith Award for achievement in music - Nancy Wilson (Almost Famous); Stephen Warbeck (Billy Elliot); Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); Hans Zimmer/ Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator); T-Bone Burnett/Carter Burwell (O Brother Where Art Thou?).
Best foreign language film - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Bill Kong/Hsu Li-Kong/Ang Lee); The Girl On The Bridge (Christian Fechner/Patrice Leconte); Harry, He's Here To Help (Michel Saint-Jean/Dominik Moll); In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar-Wai); Malena (Harvey Weinstein/Giuseppe Tornatore/Carlo Bernasconi).
Best cinematography - Brian Tufano (Billy Elliot); Roger Pratt (Chocolat); Pater Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); John Mathieson (Gladiator); Roger Deakins (O Brother Where Art Thou?).
Best production design - David Gropman (Chocolat); Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); Arthur Max (Gladiator); Dennis Gassner (O Brother Where Art Thou?); Martin Childs (Quills).
Best costume design - Renee Ehrlich Kalfus (Chocolat) Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) Janty Yates (Gladiator); Monica Howe (The House Of Mirth); Jacqueline West (Quills).
Best editing - John Wilson (Billy Elliot); Tim Squyres (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); Anne V Coates (Erin Brockovich); Pietro Scalia (Gladiator); Stephen Mirrione (Traffic).
Best sound - Almost Famous; Billy Elliot; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Gladiator; The Perfect Storm.
Best special effects - Chicken Run; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Gladiator; The Perfect Storm; Vertical Limit.