To crouch is to bend at the knee and bring your upper body down closer to the floor.(verb)
When you bend down to be at the same level as a child you are talking to, this is an example of a situation where you crouch.
The definition of a crouch is a position where your knees are bent and your upper body is down lower to the ground.(noun)
The position you are in when you bend your knees and get down low to talk to a child is an example of a crouch.
See crouch in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME crouchen < OFr crochir, to be bent < croc, a hook: see crosier
See crouch in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb crouched, crouch·ing, crouch·es verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English crouchen
Origin: , probably from Old North French *crouchir, to become bent
Origin: , variant of Old French crochir
Origin: , from croche, hook; see crochet.
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