Synonyms of crouch
bend down • A man was crouching behind the bushes.
kneel • She knelt by the bed and prayed.
stoop • He stooped to pick up the carrier bag of groceries.
bow • He bowed slightly before taking her bag.
duck • He ducked in time to save his head from the blow.
hunch • He hunched over the map to read the small print.
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bowWhen you bow to someone, you briefly bend your body towards them as a formal way of greeting them or showing respect.
• He bowed slightly before taking her bag.
duckIf you duck, you move your head or the top half of your body quickly downwards to avoid something that might hit you, or to avoid being seen.
• He ducked in time to save his head from the blow.
hunchIf you hunch forward, you raise your shoulders, put your head down, and lean forwards, often because you are cold, ill, or unhappy.
• He hunched over the map to read the small print.
Thesaurus for crouch from the Collins English Thesaurus
to bend low with the limbs pulled up close together, esp (of an animal) in readiness to pounce