Caen was pitching and I was crouched behind the dish, catching.
On this day, Ali is crouched behind a wall, holding a mirror around a corner.
Before I could move she flattened her belly to the ground, crouched, trembled, and sprang into his face.
late 14c., probably from Old French crochir "become bent, crooked," from croche "hook" (see crochet). Related: Crouched; crouching. As a noun, from 1590s.