knee bend, squat, squatting(noun)
exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
jack, doodly-squat, diddly-squat, diddlysquat, diddly-shit, diddlyshit, diddly, diddley, squat, shit(noun)
a small worthless amount
"you don't know jack"
the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy(adj)
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"
having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down(verb)
sit on one's heels
"In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide
"The building squatted low"
occupy (a dwelling) illegally
A position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.
: A specific exercise in weightlifting performed by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, especially with a barbell resting across the shoulders.
A toilet used by squatting as opposed to sitting (Wikipedia entry).
A building occupied without permission, as practiced by a squatter.
Something of no value; nothing.
I know squat about nuclear physics.
A small vein of ore.
A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.
To bend deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.
To exercise by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, while bearing weight across the shoulders or upper back.
To occupy or reside in a place without the permission of the owner.
Relatively short or low and thick or broad
Origin: From squatten, from esquatir, from coactus, perfect passive participle of cogo.
the angel fish (Squatina angelus)
to sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire
to sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit
to settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands
to bruise or make flat by a fall
sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching
short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting
the posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground
a sudden or crushing fall
a small vein of ore
a mineral consisting of tin ore and spar
Origin: [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See Cogent, Squash, v. t.]
In strength training, the squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quads, hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body. Squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing the strength and size of the legs and buttocks, as well as developing core strength. Isometrically, the lower back, the upper back, the abdominals, the trunk muscles, the costal muscles, and the shoulders and arms are all essential to the exercise and thus are trained when squatting with the proper form. Squats are one of the three lifts in the strength sport of powerlifting.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skwot, v.i. to sit down upon the hams or heels: to cower, as an animal: to settle on new land without title:—pr.p. squat′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. squat′ted.—adj. short and thick, dumpy, clumsy.—ns. Squatoc′racy, the squatters of Australia collectively; Squat′ter, a settler on new land without title: one who leases pasture-land from the government; Squat′tiness.—v.i. Squat′tle (Scot.), to squat down.—adj. Squat′ty, very short and thick. [O. Fr. esquatir, to crush—L. ex-, coactus, pa.p. of cogĕre, to drive together.]
The numerical value of squat in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of squat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Skeptics squat by the road like guardians of truth, letting no one pass who doesn't come up to scratch. They never realize that they can see only what their paradigm tells them to look for. If you judge a person only by how well he plays pool, Mozart won't pass scrutiny, but the fault is in your lens.
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Translations for squat
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- dřep, dřepnoutCzech
- Kniebeuge, besetzen, Hocke, besetztes Haus, hockenGerman
- [[κάνω]] [[κατάληψη]], κάθομαι σταυροπόδιGreek
- cuclilla, sentadilla, acurrucarse, ocupar, rechoncho, cuclillas, okupa, agacharse, acuclillarse, okuparSpanish
- kyykkivä, jalkakyykky, kyykkykäymälä, [[kyykyssä]] [[oleva]], höykäsen pöläystä, rikkaa ristiin, paksu, kyykistyä, kyykky, [[vallattu]] [[rakennus]], kyyristyä, vallataFinnish
- s'accroupir, squat, trapu, squatterFrench
- edificio occupato, casa occupata, occupareItalian
- しゃがむ, 蹲るJapanese
- noho hītengitengi, noho tītengi, noho tīneinei, hītekiMāori
- gedrongen, kraakpand, hurken, krakenDutch
- skłot, ubikacja kucana, kucać, kucki, przysiad, ubikacja narciarska, squat, kucnąćPolish
- cócoras, agachamento, ocupação, agachar-sePortuguese
- садиться на корточки, сесть на корточки, коренастый, приземистый, приседать, ничего, присестьRussian
- huk, knäböj, låg, ockupera, ockuperad, sitta på hukSwedish
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