[ US /ˈskwɑt/ ]
[ UK /skwˈɒt/ ]
  1. be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide
    The building squatted low
  2. sit on one's heels
    The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm
    In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting
  3. occupy (a dwelling) illegally
  1. exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
  2. the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
  3. a small worthless amount
    you don't know jack
  1. short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    some people seem born to be square and chunky
    a little church with a squat tower
    a stumpy ungainly figure
    a dumpy little dumpling of a woman
    a squatty red smokestack
    dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears
  2. having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
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How To Use squat In A Sentence

  • The opportunity came up once to squat a flat I once rented.
  • And when he knelt he found her squatting, in the far corner underneath, and in the slatted dark, saw only her eyes, wide and white. Gabbie Zombie
  • Squatting down, Trent poured rum and squeezed orange juice into the cups.
  • Interrupted by just the squat Marble Mountains, we sit insignificantly at the hub of a huge disc of sand curving to every horizon, beneath a dome of stars and the ghostly light of a thin crescent moon.
  • But nothing prepared them for life in this squatters' community of Tijuana, a city of three million souls that is known as the Wild West of Mexico's northward immigration.
  • The hard labor of the farm was mostly done by them, and on the floor of the big kitchen, toward sundown, would be squatting a circle of twelve or fourteen "pickaninnies," eating their supper of pudding (Indian corn mush) and milk. November Boughs ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose
  • Xuanrang the streets, for you to squat in the tight loose shoelace.
  • Instead, the headquarters are situated in a squat, brick building which seems rather unglamorous for the world of radio.
  • And she fitted well into the homely scene: short and somewhat "squatty" of form, red-haired, freckle-faced and pug-nosed. Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross
  • You can just see the mental process by which they work out how many squat thrusts it will take to work off each pillow of dough. Times, Sunday Times
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