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squat Explained

squat at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


squat at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., from O.Fr. esquatir "press down, lay flat, crush," from es- "out" (from L. ex-) + O.Fr. quatir "press down, flatten," from V.L. *coactire "press together, force," from L. coactus, pp. of cogere "compel." Meaning "crouch on the heels" first recorded 1410. The adjective sense of "short, thick" dates from 1630. Squatter "settler who occupies land without legal title" first recorded 1788. ///

squat at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle squatted present participle squatting [I] // jeans// [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: esquatir, from quatir 'to press', from Vulgar Latin coactire 'to press together', from Latin cogere; COGENT]//
1 to sit with your knees bent under you and your bottom just off the ground, balancing on your feet: squat down// --He squatted down beside the little girl.//
2 to live in a building or on a piece of land without permission and without paying rent:
squat 2 adj [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: squat 'in a squatting position' (15-19 centuries), from an old past participle of SQUAT1]// short and thick or low and wide, especially in a way which is not attractive// --squat stone cottages// --a squat little old man//
squat 3 n [Sense: 1-2; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: SQUAT1]// [Sense: 3; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: diddlysquat; DIDDLY]//
1 [C] a squatting position:
2 [C] BrE a house that people are living in without permission and without paying rent: --She lives in a squat in Camden.//
3 [U] AmE informal nothing, or nearly nothing. Squat is often used in negative sentences for emphasis: --He had a job that paid him squat.// --You don't know squat about it.//

squat at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

211 Moby Thesaurus words for "squat":
Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, abide, adipose, anchor, be enfeoffed of,
be possessed of, be seated, be seized of, beefy, bend, berth,
big-bellied, billet at, bivouac, bloated, blocky, blowzy, boast,
bob, bosomy, bow, brawny, bunk, burly, burrow, buxom, camp, chubby,
chunky, claim, cohabit, colonize, come to anchor, command,
corpulent, couch, couchant, cower, crawl, cringe, crouch, crouched,
curtsy, debased, depressed, distended, domesticate, domicile,
domiciliate, doss down, drop anchor, duck, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed,
dwarfish, dwell, elfin, enjoy, ensconce, establish residence, fat,
fattish, fill, flat, fleshy, full, genuflection, get down, gross,
grovel, hang out, have, have and hold, have in hand,
have tenure of, heavyset, hefty, hippy, hive, hold, hug the earth,
hunch, hunch down, hunker down, imposing, incipient, inhabit,
keep house, knee-high, kneeling, knocked flat, kowtow, laid low,
lie low, lie prone, lie prostrate, lie under, live, live at,
locate, lodge, low, low-built, low-hung, low-level, low-leveled,
low-lying, low-set, low-statured, lusty, meager, meaty, midget,
moor, move, nanoid, neap, nest, nod, obeisance, obese, occupy,
overweight, park, paunchy, people, perch, plump, podgy, populate,
portly, possess, potbellied, prone, prostration, pudgy, puffy, pug,
pugged, pursy, pygmy, recumbent, relocate, remain, reside,
retrousse, reverence, roly-poly, room, roost, rotund, rudimental,
rudimentary, runty, salaam, scraggy, scrouch down, scrubby,
set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, short,
shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, sit down, snub-nosed, square,
squat on, squattish, squatty, stalwart, stand, stay, stay at,
stocky, stoop, stooped, stout, strapping, strike root, stubbed,
stubby, stumpy, stunted, supination, supine, swat, swollen,
take residence at, take root, take up residence, tenant, thick,
thick-bodied, thickset, top-heavy, tubby, turned-up, underlie,
undersize, undersized, unelevated, usucapt, wallow, well-fed,
welter, wizened

squat at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Shortness): short, brief, curt, concise, lapidary, compact, stubby, shorn, stubbed, stumpy, squat, little, curtailed, shorn, trimmed, summary.

[ADJ] (Lowness): low, neap, debased, nether, deep, bottommost, flat, ground level, subjacent, squat, prostrate, horizontal, subterranean.

squat at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun, adjective

1 [V] ~ (down) to sit on your heels with your knees bent up close to your body:
Children were squatting on the floor. * When we saw them we squatted down behind a wall.

2 to live in a building or on land which is not yours, without the owner's permission:
[V] They ended up squatting in the empty houses on Oxford Road. [also VN]
1 a building that people are living in without permission and without paying rent:
to live in a squat
2 a squatting position of the body
adjective short and wide or fat, in a way that is not attractive:
a squat tower * a squat muscular man with a shaven head

Squat at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squat \Squat\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
The angel fish ({Squatina angelus}).

Squat \Squat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squatted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Squatting}.] [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir
(cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex +
coactus, p. p. cogere to drive or urge together. See
{Cogent}, {Squash}, v. t.]
1. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages
squatted near the fire.

2. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie
close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.

3. To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle
on common or public lands.

Squat \Squat\, v. t.
To bruise or make flat by a fall. [Obs.]

Squat \Squat\, a.
1. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground;
cowering; crouching.

Him there they found, Squat like a toad, close at
the ear of Eve. --Milton.

2. Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.
``The round, squat turret.'' --R. Browning.

The head [of the squill insect] is broad and squat.

Squat \Squat\, n.
1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or
close to the ground.

2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.] --erbert.

3. (Mining)
(a) A small vein of ore.
(b) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar. --Halliwell.

{Squat snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the jacksnipe; -- called also
{squatter}. [Local, U.S.]

squat at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth
while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect
themselves from the sandstorm" [syn: {crouch}, {scrunch},
{scrunch up}, {hunker}, {hunker down}]
2: be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The
building squatted low"
3: occupy (a dwelling) illegally
[also: {squatting}, {squatted}, {squattest}, {squatter}]

n 1: exercising by repeatedly assuming a squatting position;
strengthens the leg muscles [syn: {knee bend}, {squatting}]
2: a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack" [syn: {jack},
{diddly-squat}, {diddlysquat}, {diddly-shit}, {diddlyshit},
{diddly}, {diddley}, {shit}]
3: the act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position
[syn: {squatting}]
[also: {squatting}, {squatted}, {squattest}, {squatter}]

adj 1: short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy
musculature; "some people seem born to be square and
chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman";
"dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears";
"a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red
smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure" [syn: {chunky},
{dumpy}, {low-set}, {squatty}, {stumpy}]
2: having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
[syn: {underslung}]
[also: {squatting}, {squatted}, {squattest}, {squatter}]

squat at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » squatten|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » esquatir|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » coactus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » cogo|cōgō|force together, compress|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /skwɒt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /skwQt/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /skwɑt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /skwAt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-squat.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒt


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Relatively short or low and thick or broad
    1. 1927, Category: w - :H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft, Category: s - :The Colour Out of Space|The Colour Out of Space
    2. : On the gentle slopes there are farms, ancient and rocky, with squat, moss-coated cottages brooding eternally over old New England secrets in the lee of great ledgesInter: .. » .


      Inter: trans-top » relatively short or low and thick or broad

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gedrongen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|trapu
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|приземистый|tr=priz'émistyj, Inter: t+ » ru|коренастый|tr=kor'enástyj Inter: qualifier » of a person

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|rechoncho Inter: qualifier » of a person
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|låg

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Category: File - :Squat.png|thumb|Weightlifter performing a squat.
    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.
    1. 2006, Yael Calhoun & Matthew R. Calhoun, Create a Yoga Practice for Kids, page 72
    2. : Sit in a squat, with your feet a comfortable distance apart.
    3. Inter: weightliftin » g: A specific exercise in weightlifting performed by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, especially with a barbell resting across the shoulders.
    4. 2001, Robert Wolff, Robert Wolffs Book of Great Workouts'', page 58-59
    5. : The king of all quad exercises, and arguably the best single-weight resistance exercise, is the squat.
    6. A toilet used by squatting as opposed to sitting (Category: w - :Squat toilet|Wikipedia entry).
    7. A building occupied without permission, as practiced by a squatter.
    8. 1996, Chris Smith, "Live Free or Die", New York Magazine‎ (8 Jul 2009), page 36
    9. : "Inter: .. » .If you want to spend a night in a squat, it's all political to get in." Lately, as buildings have filled and become stringent about new admissions, much of the squatters' "My house is your house" rhetoric has become hollow.
    10. Inter: slan » g Something of no value; nothing.
    11. : I know squat about nuclear physics.
    12. 2003, "Dear Dotti", Category: w - :Weekly World News|Weekly World News‎, vol. 24, no. 34 (May 6), page 23
    13. : We didn't ask for rent, but we assumed they'd help around the house. But they don't do squat.
    14. Inter: obsolet » e A sudden or crushing fall.
    15. : Inter: rfquotek » Herbert
    16. Inter: minin » g A small vein of ore.
    17. A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.

      Derived terms

      * breathing squat

  • front squat
  • hack squat
  • sissy squat


    Inter: trans-top » position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|dřep|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kyykky
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Hocke|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|agachamento|m, Inter: t+ » pt|cócoras|f|p
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|huk

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » weightlifting: exercise
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kyykky
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kniebeuge|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|agachamento|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|cuclilla|f, Inter: t- » es|sentadilla|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|knäböj

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » toilet
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kyykkykäymälä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » building occupied without permission
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kraakpand
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vallata|alt=vallattu Inter: t+ » fi|rakennus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|squat
    • German: besetztes Haus
    • Inter: trreq » el

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: edificio occupato {{m}}, casa occupata {{f}}
  • Japanese: 不法占拠(ふほうせんきょ, huhou senkyo)
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ocupação|f
  • Spanish: edificio ocupado, okupa
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ockuperad byggnad

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » something of no value; nothing
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ничего|tr=ničevó

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » squat|t|ed
  • To bend deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.
    1. 1901, Category: w - :Miles Franklin|Miles Franklin, Category: s - :My Brilliant Career|My Brilliant Career, chapter II
    2. : He was not going to squat henlike on his place as the cockies around him did.
    3. Inter: weightliftin » g To exercise by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, while bearing weight across the shoulders or upper back.
    4. 1994, Kurt, Mike, & Brett Brungardt, The Complete Book of Butt and Legs, page 161
    5. : For those who are having, or have had, trouble squatting we suggest learning how to squat by performing the front squatInter: .. » .The front squat allows you almost no alternative but to perform the exercise correctly.
    6. To occupy or reside in a place without the permission of the owner.
    7. 1890, Category: w - :Jacob Riis|Jacob Riis, Category: s - :How the Other Half Lives|How the Other Half Lives , chapter VII
    8. : Huddled together in loathsome files, they squat there over night, or until an inquisitive policeman breaks up the congregation with his club, which in Mulberry Street has always free swing.

      Derived terms

      * squatter

  • squatting


    Inter: trans-top » to bend at the knees
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|蹲|tr=dūn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|蹲下|tr=dūnxià|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|dřepnout
  • Danish: sidde på hug
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|hurken
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kyykistyä, Inter: t- » fi|kyyristyä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|s'accroupir

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|hocken
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|しゃがむ|tr=shagamu |sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|蹲る|tr=うずくまる, uzukumaru|sc=Jpan
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|accroupir|alt=s'accroupir
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|приседать|tr=prisedát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|присесть|tr=prisést'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » ., Inter: t- » ru|садиться на корточки|tr=sadít'sja na kórtočki|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » ru|сесть на корточки|tr=sest' na kórtočki|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|sitta på huk

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » weightlifting: to exercise
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to occupy without permission
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|besætte
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kraken
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vallata
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|besetzen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: occupare, occupare abusivamente
  • Japanese: 不法占拠する(ふほうせんきょする, huhōsenkyo-suru)
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ocupar, Inter: t- » es|okupar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ockupera

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * quats


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr
    Inter: attention » fr|needs proof reading by a native English speaker


    From Inter: etyl » en|fr Inter: term » squat|lang=en


    * Inter: IPA » /skwat/|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • squat, building occupied without permission, as practiced by a squatter
    1. : taper un squat, to squat an apartment, do stupid and useless things.
    2. uninvited presence in a building or place (the result of which can be welcomed)
    3. : on va taper un squat chez Jérôme ?
    4. :* let's crash Jérôme's place
    5. squat effect
    6. : Parmi les inconvénients du squat, la modification de lécoulement des filets d'eau, perturbé par la proximité du fond, provoque des difficultés de gouverne, des vibrations, et une diminution de la vitesse.''
    7. Inter: weightlifting » lang=fr Inter: l » en|squat
    8. : Cest Vlad Alhazov qui détient le record du monde au squat, avec 1250lbs (566,99 kilo).''

      Related terms

      * Inter: l » fr|squattage

  • Inter: l » fr|squatter
  • Inter: l » fr|squattériser
  • Inter: l » fr|squatteur


    * Inter: R:TLF » i

  • Translation: et » squat
    Translation: el » squat
    Translation: fa » squat
    Translation: fr » squat
    Translation: ko » squat
    Translation: io » squat
    Translation: it » squat
    Translation: kn » squat
    Translation: sw » squat
    Translation: lt » squat
    Translation: hu » squat
    Translation: mg » squat
    Translation: ml » squat
    Translation: my » squat
    Translation: pl » squat
    Translation: ru » squat
    Translation: fi » squat
    Translation: sv » squat
    Translation: tl » squat
    Translation: ta » squat
    Translation: te » squat
    Translation: vi » squat
    Translation: zh » squat