usage: the act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
1. squat, crouch, scrunch, scrunch up, hunker, hunker down, sit, sit down
usage: sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
2. squat, be
usage: be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide; "The building squatted low"
3. squat, occupy, reside, lodge in
usage: occupy (a dwelling) illegally
1. chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy, short (vs. tall), little
usage: 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"
2. squat, underslung, low (vs. high)
usage: having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground