verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- crotonic acid,
- croup-associated virus,
- croupous membrane
Origin of crouch
Examples from the Web for crouched
Caen was pitching and I was crouched behind the dish, catching.
She lost control of her bladder as she crouched in a corner, shaking, and unable to move her body due to the shock.
Now shaken from his reverie, stunned, Paterno walked over to the golf cart and crouched and shook the hand of the champ.
Before I could move she flattened her belly to the ground, crouched, trembled, and sprang into his face.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In one image, a crouched woman in a dark alley drinks from a bottle marked “El Dorado,” while boxes burn nearby.Photographer Raymond Depardon Captures the ‘Sweet Moments’|Sarah Moroz|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mink, nothing daunted, crouched again, in readiness for whatever that something might be.Red Fox|Charles G. D. Roberts
The men with the nets then hid themselves behind trees, and crouched in the underwood.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
There she crouched, resolved that the same bolt should kill them both.The Wall Street Girl|Frederick Orin Bartlett
He crouched down under the impending blow, his hair bristling, but his teeth still keeping tight hold of the rabbit.White Fang|Jack London
Tom reached the junction of the corridors, and crouched close to the wall.Gold in the Sky|Alan Edward Nourse
Word Origin 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.