- 1 [intransitive] squat (down) to sit on your heels with your knees bent up close to your body Children were squatting on the floor. When we saw them we squatted down behind a wall.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] squat (something) to live in a building or on land that is not yours, without the owner's permission They ended up squatting in the empty houses on the street.
NAmE//skwɑt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squat
he / she / it squats
past simple squatted
-ing form squatting