- [noun] the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
- [verb] 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"
Synonyms: stoop, bend, bow
- [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"
Synonyms: squat, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down