verb (used without object), squatted or squat, squatting.
to sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on one’s haunches or heels.
to crouch down or cower, as an animal.
to settle on or occupy property, especially otherwise unoccupied property, without any title, right, or payment of rent.
to settle on public land under government regulation, in order to acquire title.
Nautical. (of a vessel, especially a power vessel) to draw more water astern when in motion forward than when at rest.
verb (used with object), squatted or squat, squatting.
to cause to squat.
to occupy (property) as a squatter.
adjective, squatter, squattest.
(of a person, animal, the body, etc.) short and thickset.
low and thick or broad:
The building had a squat shape.
seated or being in a squatting position; crouching.
the act or fact of squatting.
a squatting position or posture.
a weightlifting exercise in which a person squats and then returns to an erect position while holding a barbell at the back of the shoulders.
Nautical. the tendency of a vessel to draw more water astern when in motion than when stationary.
a place occupied by squatters.
verb (intransitive) squats, squatting, squatted
to rest in a crouching position with the knees bent and the weight on the feet
to crouch down, esp in order to hide
(law) (transitive) to occupy land or property to which the occupant has no legal title
(weightlifting) to crouch down to one’s knees and rise to a standing position while holding (a specified weight) behind one’s neck
Also squatty (ˈskwɒtɪ). short and broad: a squat chair
a squatting position
(weightlifting) an exercise in which a person crouches down and rises up repeatedly while holding a barbell at shoulder height
a house occupied by squatters
noun 1. a person or thing that squats. 2. a person who settles on land or occupies property without title, right, or payment of rent. 3. a person who settles on land under government regulation, in order to acquire title. verb (used without object), squatted or squat, squatting. 1. to sit in a low or […]
- Squat thrust
noun 1. an exercise in which the hands are kept on the floor with the arms held straight while the legs are straightened out behind and quickly drawn in towards the body again
adjective, squattier, squattiest. 1. short and thick; low and broad.
noun, plural Squauwmishes (especially collectively) Squauwmish. 1. Squamish.