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]
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]
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"
- Rhymes: -ɒt
- A building occupied without permission, as practiced by a squatter.
- A position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.
- A toilet used by squatting as opposed to sitting (Wikipedia entry).
- : A specific exercise in weightlifting performed by bending deeply at the knees and then rising.
- Something of no value; nothing.
- He didn't do squat to help.
position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet
- German: Hocke
to bend at the knees
to occupy without permission
The word squat, squatter or squatting can refer to:
- A squat is a kind of sitting position.
- Squatting is a term for inhabiting an abandoned or unused building or plot of land without owning it; a person squatting is known as a squatter, and the house or building occupied by squatters is known as a squat.
- Squatting (pastoral) is a term from Australian history, referring to the action of a person (the squatter) who occupied a large tract of Crown land in order to graze livestock.
- Squat (exercise), a lower-body exercise in strength and conditioning.
- Squatter (game), a popular Australian board game about managing such a sheep-station.
- Squatter's rights, referring to the legal term adverse possession.
- Cybersquatting refers to registering Internet domain names similar to popular trademarks with the intent to extort the trademark holder.
- A species of Flanimal from the books Flanimals and More Flanimals by Ricky Gervais.
- A squat toilet is a type of toilet where the user squats rather than sits on a seat.
- The alternate name of the titular character in Scott Adams' comic Plop: The Hairless Elbonian.
- Squat (shipping term), used to describe a number of hydrodynamic phenomena.
- Squats (Warhammer 40,000) are a race in Games Workshop's fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe.
- Squatting attack, in Computer Science, is a kind of attack involving shared synchronization objects.
- In slang, squat is a term which can mean "of little or no value", as in "this computer isn't worth squat."
- Squat also refers to the pitching motion of a car when under acceleration. i.e. rear end moves down, front end moves up.
squat in French: Squat
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