HyperDic: squat

English > 8 senses of the word squat:
VERBcontactsquat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker downsit on one's heels
stativesquatbe close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide
stativesquatoccupy (a dwelling) illegally
ADJECTIVEallsquat, chunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpyshort and thick
allsquat, underslunghaving a low center of gravity
NOUNactsquat, knee bend, squattingexercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent
quantitysquat, jack, doodly-squat, diddly-squat, diddlysquat, diddly-shit, diddlyshit, diddly, diddley, shita small worthless amount
actsquat, squattingthe act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
squat > pronunciation
Soundsskwaa't
Rhymesaforethought ... yacht: 79 rhymes with aat...
English > squat: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshort and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature.
Examples
  • "a little church with a squat tower"
  • "a squatty red smokestack"
Synonymschunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy
Broadershort, littleLow in stature
Spanishachaparrado, chaparro, gordo, grueso, rechoncho, regordete
Catalanrabassut, rodanxó
Nounssquatnessthe property of being short and broad
English > squat: 8 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a low center of gravity; built low to the ground.
Synonymunderslung
BroaderlowLiteral meanings
Spanishachaparrado, rechoncho
Nounssquatnessthe property of being short and broad
English > squat: 8 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningExercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles.
Synonymsknee bend, squatting
Broaderleg exerciseExercise designed to strengthen the leg muscles
Spanishflexión de rodilla
Catalanmoviment okupa
Verbssquatsit on one's heels
English > squat: 8 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA small worthless amount.
Synonymsjack, doodly-squat, diddly-squat, diddlysquat, diddly-shit, diddlyshit, diddly, diddley, shit
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishdiarrea
English > squat: 8 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels.
Synonymsquatting
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Verbssquatsit on one's heels
English > squat: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSit on one's heels.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children squat in the rocking chair; There squat some children in the rocking chair
Example"In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"
Synonymscrouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down
Broadersit, sit downBe seated
Spanishacuclillarse, acurrucarse, agacharse, agachar, ponerse de cuclillas
Catalanaclofar-se, acotxar-se, ajupir-se, arraulir-se, arrupir-se, posar-se a la gatzoneta
Nounssquat, squattingthe act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
squatexercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent
English > squat: 8 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"The building squatted low"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > squat: 8 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningOccupy (a dwelling) illegally.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderoccupy, reside, lodge inLive (in a certain place)
Spanishocupar
Nounssquattersomeone who settles on land without right or title

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