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 for Crouching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crouch \Crouch\ (krouch; 129), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crouched
     (kroucht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crouching.] [OE. cruchen,
     crouchen, crouken; cf. E. creep, G. krauchen, kriechen, or E.
     crook to bend, also crouch to cross.]
     1. To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground
        with the logs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or
        in fear.
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              Now crouch like a cur.                --Beau. & Fl.
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     2. To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe. "A
        crouching purpose." --Wordsworth.
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              Must I stand and crouch
              Under your testy humor?               --Shak.
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