slouch behind (someone or something)

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slouch behind (someone or something)

To droop or hunch behind someone or something, especially in an awkward or uncomfortable manner. The child slouched behind her parents nervously as they talked with her teacher about the incident. We all slouched behind the small partition to find a bit of shelter from the icy wind.
See also: behind, slouch

slouch behind something

to remain behind something, slouching with depression, fear, or the intent of not being observed. Jim slouched behind a chair where no one could see him. A weary clerk slouched behind the counter, wanting a nap more than anything else.
See also: behind, slouch
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They might be "33 per cent down", but this was a day when only the immobile and those in the terminal stages of Come Dine With Me addiction - and let's face it, they're mostly repeats now, I should know - could have been slouched behind closed doors.
I'm probably slouched behind the counter watching a football game on a little fuzzy screen.