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

  Crouch \Crouch\, v. t. [OE. cruchen, crouchen, from cruche,
     crouche, cross. Cf. Crosier, Crook.]
     1. To sign with the cross; to bless. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.
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              She folded her arms across her chest,
              And crouched her head upon her breast. --Colerige.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
      v 1: 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" [syn: crouch,
           stoop, bend, bow]
      2: sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth
         while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect
         themselves from the sandstorm" [syn: squat, crouch,
         scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "crouch":
     bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bend to, bob, bootlick, bow,
     bow and scrape, bow down, bow to, couch, cower, crawl, creep,
     cringe, cringe to, crouch before, curtsy, dip, do homage,
     do obeisance, duck, fawn, flatter, flinch, genuflect, genuflection,
     get down, grovel, huddle, hug the earth, hunch, hunch down,
     hunker down, kneel, kneel to, kneeling, knuckle to, kowtow,
     lick the dust, lickspittle, lie low, lie prone, lie prostrate,
     lie under, nod, obeisance, prostration, quail, reverence, salaam,
     scrouch down, skulk, slink, sneak, squat, stoop, supination, swat,
     toadeat, toady, truckle, truckle to, underlie, wallow, welter,

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Crouch, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
     Population (2000):    154
     Housing Units (2000): 83
     Land area (2000):     0.419886 sq. miles (1.087500 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.419886 sq. miles (1.087500 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            19720
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             44.115496 N, 115.972536 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Crouch, ID

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