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[n] the act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position
[n] exercising by repeatedly assuming a squatting position; strengthens the leg muscles
[n] a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
[adj] having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
[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"
[v] sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"
[v] occupy (a dwelling) illegally
[v] be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The building squatted low"

Misc. Definitions

\Squat\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The angel fish ({Squatina angelus}).
\Squat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Squatting}.] [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. cogere to drive or urge together. See {Cogent}, {Squash}, v. t.]
1. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire.
2. To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.
3. To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands.
\Squat\, v. t. To bruise or make flat by a fall. [Obs.]
\Squat\, a.
1. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching. Him there they found, Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve. --Milton.
2. Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting. ``The round, squat turret.'' --R. Browning. The head [of the squill insect] is broad and squat. --Grew.
\Squat\, n.
1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground.
2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.] --erbert.
3. (Mining) (a) A small vein of ore. (b) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar. --Halliwell. Woodward. {Squat snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the jacksnipe; -- called also {squatter}. [Local, U.S.]

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