verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of crouch
Examples from the Web for crouching
Bernard: With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, people finally became accustomed to reading subtitles.Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard on Woody Allen and the State of Indie Film|Richard Porton|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He looped around in the grass, flanking the mine mouth, slow, quiet now, crouching a little.
And the crouching tiger (sorry for that) is rendered in gorgeous, utterly convincing CGI.Is Ang Lee’s Visually Breathtaking Life of Pi This Year’s Slumdog Millionaire?|Marlow Stern|September 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As he lunged forward, I instinctively drew back, crouching for a lethal blow.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Ang Lee, who won an Oscar for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, went on to make the misguided Hulk.
He could see none; but lighting on a spot where the soil was trodden, beheld a crouching object beside a newly made grave.Wessex Tales|Thomas Hardy
Andy, crouching on the bottom of the boat, held on like grim death.Uncle William|Jennette Lee
The boys burst into a cheer, and Barton, crouching in cowardly panic in the engine room, knew by this sound that all was well.The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam|John Henry Goldfrap
The man still maintained his crouching attitude, intently watching proceedings.At the Time Appointed|A. Maynard Barbour
At this moment a slight rustling was heard in the grove of oranges, where Don Estevan and Cuchillo were crouching in concealment.Wood Rangers|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for crouching
Word Origin for crouch
Word Origin and History for crouching
late 14c., probably from Old French crochir "become bent, crooked," from croche "hook" (see crochet). Related: Crouched; crouching. As a noun, from 1590s.