verb (used without object), squat·ted or squat, squat·ting.
verb (used with object), squat·ted or squat, squat·ting.
adjective, squat·ter, squat·test.
Origin of squat
Synonyms for squat
Related Words for squatperch, crouch, hunch, sit, cower, stoop, heavy, thick, fat, broad, splay, settle, bow, roost, chunky, dumpy, heavyset, thickset
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Contemporary Examples of squat
The fitness coaches at a globo-gym like Gold's would notice that a user was struggling with their squat or treadmill run.Amiigo Tracker Pairs Data With Deadlifts
August 4, 2014
The barracks is a squat building surrounded by sandbags on a side street near the city center.Ukraine’s Pro-Putin Rebels Prepare for a Last Stand
July 10, 2014
The only difference is that you jump straight up and then land in a squat position.
In an isometric squat, drop down into your squat position and then just hold it there for as long as you can.
Squats invigorate your nervous system and help your stress response since the squat is a naturally defensive position.
Historical Examples of squat
The fine gateway of the castle is flanked by two squat towers.Yorkshire Painted And Described
It was a low vault, with squat arches, on exactly the same plan as the choir.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The animal waddled toward the centre of the circle, short and squat and ungainly.White Fang
Fire rays fall athwart the robes Of hooded men, squat and dumb.War is Kind
I'll squat you down in the gutter if you don't look out, Miss Fine-airs!The Fat and the Thin
verb squats, squatting or squatted (intr)
Word Origin for squat
early 15c., "crouch on the heels," from Old French esquatir "press down, lay flat, crush," from es- "out" (from Latin ex-) + Old French quatir "press down, flatten," from Vulgar Latin *coactire "press together, force," from Latin coactus, past participle of cogere "to compel, curdle, collect" (see cogent). Related: Squatted; squatting. Slang noun sense of "nothing at all" first attested 1934, probably suggestive of squatting to defecate. The adjective sense of "short, thick" dates from 1620s.