Synonyms for squatted

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Antonyms for squatted

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Sami squatted down and pulled at the weeds with all his might.

In ten minutes the old Indian was delivering an oration to us, squatted in resignation.

He squatted there like a pope with his cheek of earlier days.

He squatted beside me on the sand, his eyes searching my face.

When she sat up, Richard squatted just out of reach, watching curiously.

Suddenly he leaped out and squatted beside the nearest stone.

Running briskly for a little distance, it squatted in the tall grass.

It squatted like a smashed-down kid's top, its lock shut tight.

He came up without a greeting and squatted down into the firelight.

He squatted in the dust, running his gloved fingers over the surface of the stone.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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