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SQUAT, verb intransitive

1. To sit down upon the hams or heels; as a human being.

2. To sit close to the ground; to cower; as an animal.

3. In Massachusetts and some other states of America, to settle on anothers land without pretense of title; a practice very common in the wilderness.

SQUAT, verb transitive To bruise or make flat by a fall. [Not in use.]

SQUAT, adjective

1. Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering.

Him there they found, squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve.

2. Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.

The head of the squill insect is broad and squat

SQUAT, noun

1. The posture of one that sits on his hams, or close to the ground.

2. A sudden or crushing fall. [Not in use.]

3. A sort of mineral.