live in a squat

live in a squat

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  • squat — I UK [skwɒt] / US [skwɑt] verb [intransitive] Word forms squat : present tense I/you/we/they squat he/she/it squats present participle squatting past tense squatted past participle squatted * 1) squat or squat down to bend your knees and lower… …   English dictionary

  • squat — squat1 [ skwat ] verb * 1. ) squat or squat down intransitive to bend your knees and lower yourself towards the ground so that you balance on your feet: CROUCH 2. ) intransitive or transitive to live in a place without permission and without… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • squat — squat1 [skɔwt US skwa:t] v past tense and past participle squatted present participle squatting ↑jeans [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: esquatir, from quatir [i] to press , from Vulgar Latin coactire to press together , from Latin cogere;… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • squat — [skwɒt] verb [I] I 1) to bend your knees and lower yourself towards the ground so that you balance on your feet Syn: crouch 2) to live in a place without permission and without paying the owner • squat down II noun [C] British squat [skwɒt] a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • squat — ▪ I. squat squat 1 [skɒwt ǁ skwɑːt] verb squatted PTandPPX squatting PRESPARTX [intransitive] PROPERTY to live in a building or on a piece of land without permission and without paying rent: • There are people squatting in the house next door …   Financial and business terms

  • squat — 1 verb squatted, squatting (I) 1 also squat down to sit with your knees bent under you, your bottom off the ground, and balancing on your feet (+ on/behind/in etc): Parsons squatted down beside the footprints to get a better look. 2 to live in a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • squat — 1. verb 1) I was squatting on the floor Syn: crouch (down), hunker (down), sit on one s haunches, sit on one s heels 2) they are squatting on private land Syn: occupy illegally, set up residence, dwell, settle, live 2. adjective …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • squat — Synonyms and related words: Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, abide, adipose, anchor, be enfeoffed of, be possessed of, be seated, be seized of, beefy, bend, berth, big bellied, billet at, bivouac, bloated, blocky, blowzy, boast, bob, bosomy, bow, brawny,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • live — Synonyms and related words: Be, abide, ablaze, aboveground, active, activist, activistic, actual, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, alive, alive and kicking, among the living, animate, animated, ardent, be, be alive, be animate, be extant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • squat —  1. Move into a deserted house and live there illegally.  2. squatter One who does this …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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