Definition of crouch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kraʊtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//kraʊtʃ//
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[singular] a crouching position She dropped to a crouch. Word Originlate Middle English: perhaps from Old French crochir ‘be bent’, from croche ‘crozier, shepherd's crook’, based on Old Norse krókr ‘hook’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crouch

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