Meaning of squat

Definition of squat

(adj) short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure"
having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground
(noun) exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
(verb) sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The building squatted low"
occupy (a dwelling) illegally

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