verb (used without object)
to stoop or bend low.
to bend close to the ground, as an animal preparing to spring or shrinking with fear.
to bow or stoop servilely; cringe.
verb (used with object)
to bend low.
the act of crouching.
(intransitive) to bend low with the limbs pulled up close together, esp (of an animal) in readiness to pounce
(intransitive) to cringe, as in humility or fear
(transitive) to bend (parts of the body), as in humility or fear
the act of stooping or bending
late 14c., probably from Old French crochir “become bent, crooked,” from croche “hook” (see crochet). Related: Crouched; crouching. As a noun, from 1590s.
[kroop] /krup/ noun, Pathology. 1. any condition of the larynx or trachea characterized by a hoarse cough and difficult breathing. [kroop] /krup/ noun 1. the highest part of the rump of a quadruped, especially a horse. /kruːp/ noun 1. a throat condition, occurring usually in children, characterized by a hoarse cough and laboured breathing, resulting […]
[kroo-peyd, kroo-peyd] /kruˈpeɪd, ˈkru peɪd/ noun, Dressage. 1. a movement in which a horse jumps up from a pesade with all four legs drawn up under it and lands on four legs in the same place.
- Croup-associated virus
croup-associated virus or CA virus n. See parainfluenza 2 virus.
[kroo-pee-er, -pee-ey; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ər, -piˌeɪ; French kruˈpyeɪ/ noun, plural croupiers [kroo-pee-erz, -pee-eyz; French kroo-pyey] /ˈkru pi ərz, -piˌeɪz; French kruˈpyeɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. an attendant in a gambling casino who rakes in money or chips and pays winners at a gaming table. 2. an assistant chairperson at a public dinner. [kroo-pee] /ˈkru […]