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.
- squash vine borer,
- squat thrust,
- squatter sovereignty,
- squatter's right,
Origin of squat
Examples from the Web for squat
The fitness coaches at a globo-gym like Gold's would notice that a user was struggling with their squat or treadmill run.
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|David Patrikarakos|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
In front, broken only by a line of trees and the squat humps of six antiquated cannons, sparkled the blue expanse of the Pacific.His Unknown Wife|Louis Tracy
Across the river, at the centre of the yellow bend, it stood—the squat shack.The Plow-Woman|Eleanor Gates
The squat, square tower of Rochdale Church might be seen above the dark trees nestling under its grey walls.
We wriggle across the floor inelegantly and squat opposite to her.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
There appeared to be the tip of a tail protruding from behind one of the squat legs.Missing Link|Frank Patrick Herbert
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.