crouch n : the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
1 bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse" [syn: stoop, bend, bow]
2 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: squat, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down]
Etymology 1Old English crūċ.
- A cross.
Etymology 2Perhaps from Old French crochir.
- To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground with
legs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey or in fear.
- We crouched behind the low wall until the squad of soldiers had passed by.
- To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.
- To sign with the cross; to bless.
- To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.
To bend down
To bend servilely
To sign with the cross
To bend, or cause to bend
- Finnish: kumartua
- Finnish: kyykky
Crouch is a family name.
People with the family name Crouch
- Andrae Crouch, US Gospel musician
- Anna Maria Crouch, 18th Century actress in London and mistress of George, Prince of Wales
- Bill Crouch (baseball 1910)
- Bill Crouch (baseball 1939-45)
- Bob Crouch, pastor of Pismo Beach Community Presbyterian Church
- Eric Crouch, American football player
- Frederick Nicholls Crouch, English composer and cellist
- Jan Crouch, wife of Paul Crouch, and co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network
- Jared Crouch, Australian rules football player
- Paul Crouch, founder of the largest Christian Television Network, Trinity Broadcasting Network
- Paul Crouch, Telecoms UK
- Peter Crouch, English footballer who plays for Liverpool F.C.
- Roger K. Crouch, US payload specialist, with considerable space flight experience
- Sandra Crouch, US gospel musician
- Stanley Crouch, American music critic
- Suzanne Crouch, representative in the Indiana House of Representatives
crouch in German: Crouch
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