squat

squat
1. adjective /skwɒt,skwɑt/
Relatively short or low and thick or broad

On the gentle slopes there are farms, ancient and rocky, with squat, moss-coated cottages brooding eternally over old New England secrets in the lee of great ledges

2. noun /skwɒt,skwɑt/
a) A position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on ones feet.

Sit in a squat, with your feet a comfortable distance apart.

b) A specific exercise in weightlifting performed by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, especially with a barbell resting across the shoulders.

The king of all quad exercises, and arguably the best single-weight resistance exercise, is the squat.

3. verb /skwɒt,skwɑt/
a) To bend deeply at the knees while resting on ones feet.

He was not going to squat henlike on his place as the cockies around him did.

b) To exercise by bending deeply at the knees and then rising, while bearing weight across the shoulders or upper back.

For those who are having, or have had, trouble squatting we suggest learning how to squat by performing the front squatThe front squat allows you almost no alternative but to perform the exercise correctly.


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  • squat — squat …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • squat — [ skwat ] n. m. • v. 1975; de squatter ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Occupation d un immeuble par des squatteurs. 2 ♦ Habitation occupée par un squatteur. ● squat nom masculin (anglais to squat, s asseoir sur les talons) Action de squatter une habitation.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • squat´ly — squat «skwot», verb, squat|ted or squat, squat|ting, adjective, noun. –v.i. 1. to sit on the heels; crouch: »He found it difficult to squat on his heels for more than a few minutes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squat — (engl. von to squat, niederhocken) ist ein Begriff aus der Schifffahrt und bezeichnet das fahrdynamische vertikale Absinken eines Schiffes über den eigentlichen Tiefgang hinaus (Absunk oder Sunk), bei gleichzeitiger Vertrimmung. Die Vertrimmung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Squat — Squat, a. 1. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching. [1913 Webster] Him there they found, Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Short and thick, like the figure of an animal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squat — Squat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Squatting}.] [OE. squatten to crush, OF. esquater, esquatir (cf. It. quatto squat, cowering), perhaps fr. L. ex + coactus, p. p. of cogere to drive or urge together. See {Cogent}, {Squash},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squat — Squat, n. 1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close to the ground. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Obs.] Herbert. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mining) (a) A small vein of ore. (b) A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squat — [skwät] vi. squatted, squatting [ME squatten < MFr esquatir < es (L ex ), intens. + quatir, to press flat < VL * coactire < L coactus, pp. of cogere, to force, compress: see COGENT] 1. to crouch so as to sit on the heels with the… …   English World dictionary

  • Squat — (skw[o^]t), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The angel fish ({Squatina angelus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squat — Squat, v. t. To bruise or make flat by a fall. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squat — [adj] short and stocky broad, chunky, dumpy*, fat, heavy, heavyset, splay, thick, thick bodied, thickset; concepts 491,773,779 Ant. lanky, skinny, slender, tall, thin squat [v] lower body by bending knees bow, cower, crouch, hunch, hunker down,… …   New thesaurus

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