on one's haunches
phrasal in a squatting position

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • squats — skwÉ‘t /skwÉ’t n. low crouching position; act of squatting; (Sports) weight lifting exercise wherein the lifter lifts a barbell while rising from a crouching position ; (Zoology) animal s den (such as a hare etc.); place inhabited by squatters… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squatted — skwÉ‘t /skwÉ’t n. low crouching position; act of squatting; (Sports) weight lifting exercise wherein the lifter lifts a barbell while rising from a crouching position ; (Zoology) animal s den (such as a hare etc.); place inhabited by squatters… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squatting — skwÉ‘t /skwÉ’t n. low crouching position; act of squatting; (Sports) weight lifting exercise wherein the lifter lifts a barbell while rising from a crouching position ; (Zoology) animal s den (such as a hare etc.); place inhabited by squatters… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hunkers — /ˈhʌŋkəz/ (say hungkuhz) plural noun 1. the haunches. –phrase 2. on one s hunkers, on one s haunches. {hunker + s3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • squat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dumpy, stocky, pudgy. See shortness, lowness. Ant., tall, lanky. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stocky, broad, heavy, thickset, stubby; see also fat 1 , short 1 . v. Syn. stoop, hunch, cower; see bow 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hunker — [huŋ′kər] vi. [orig. dial., prob. < or akin to Faroese hokna, to crouch < ON hokra, to creep < IE * keuk (< base * keu , to bend) > Sans čúčīm, to cower] to settle down on one s haunches; squat or crouch: often with down n. [pl.] 1 …   English World dictionary

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