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Synonyms for crouch

bend down

Synonyms for crouch

to stoop low with the limbs pulled in close to the body

Synonyms for crouch

the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body

Related Words

bend one's back forward from the waist on down

sit on one's heels

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Within his soul it was like a roaring furnace; he stood waiting, waiting, crouching as if for a spring.
Crouching down again in a corner there, and looking in, he made out the three fishermen creeping through some rank grass
Now, in groping my way down the black staircase I fell over something, and that something was a man crouching in a corner.
Now she ceased her singing, and stood before the crouching king and before me, who was behind the king, so that the light of her glory shone upon us.
And now I began to feel that I was neglecting my business, that since I had been so foolhardy as to come ashore with these desperadoes, the least I could do was to overhear them at their councils, and that my plain and obvious duty was to draw as close as I could manage, under the favourable ambush of the crouching trees.
At another time he devoted himself entirely to music, and in a long latticed room, with a vermilion-and-gold ceiling and walls of olive-green lacquer, he used to give curious concerts in which mad gipsies tore wild music from little zithers, or grave, yellow-shawled Tunisians plucked at the strained strings of monstrous lutes, while grinning Negroes beat monotonously upon copper drums and, crouching upon scarlet mats, slim turbaned Indians blew through long pipes of reed or brass and charmed-- or feigned to charm--great hooded snakes and horrible horned adders.
The wench, seeing that her master was coming and knowing that his temper was terrible, frightened and panic-stricken made for the bed of Sancho Panza, who still slept, and crouching upon it made a ball of herself.
The old general and his young wife, whom he had left lying in piles of clothes and wrapped in mantles and pelisses, were now on the snow, crouching before the fire.
Instantly her plan was formed, and as a great chariot swung close to our hiding place she slipped stealthily in upon the trailing tailboard, crouching low in the shadow of the high side, straining me to her bosom in a frenzy of love.
I found Numa crouching in that clump of bushes where the tall grasses grow," and Akut pointed.
I went myself at the summons, and found a small man crouching against the pillars of the portico.
I looked up again at the crouching white shape, and the full temerity of my voyage came suddenly upon me.
I struggled to my feet at last, and, crouching and making use of every chance of cover, I made a run for this.
When they arrived in front of us they halted, and one of them, pointing with her wand towards the crouching figure of Gagool, cried out--
He sometimes passed whole hours crouching before one of these statues, in solitary conversation with it.