verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of crouch
Examples from the Web for crouch
Democrats can't slink away, or crouch, or cut and run against their own record.
Don dropped the skillet, jumped into a crouch, went for his gun.
There was barely room to crouch, let alone lie down and sleep.
Malheiro says that whoever claimed Crouch confirmed the cases of Krokodil “got her statements wrong.”
Still, as Crouch is the first to say, this is a life story full of gaps.What Made Charlie Parker Great? Reviewing Stanley Crouch’s Biography on Bird|Stuart Klawans|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As these things approached, Naida signaled to all to crouch beneath the shelter of a tall rock beside the path.
Like his partner, Crouch, he seems to have been fond of display in the matter of jewellery.The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812|James Blake Bailey
Even the dogs cannot be coaxed into this room, and if forced into it, they crouch with marked signs of fear.
Leaping over their dead fellows, they dodge the coming sweep of the uplifted arm, and crouch to spring.The Story of the Trapper|A. C. Laut
The Germans were taken by surprise; Jacques could see them crouch low to the ground.Fighting in France|Ross Kay
British Dictionary definitions for crouch
Word Origin for crouch
Word Origin and History for crouch
late 14c., probably from Old French crochir "become bent, crooked," from croche "hook" (see crochet). Related: Crouched; crouching. As a noun, from 1590s.