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squat

Weightlifting an exercise in which a person crouches down and rises up repeatedly while holding a barbell at shoulder height

Squat

To use land or a building without having ownership or permission from the owner; often used as a means of free accommodations in slum areas which are slated for rehabilitation.
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Tarzan had recovered the greater part of his rope and was busy fashioning a new noose, while Teeka squatted close behind him, in evident token that her choice was made.
Still he squatted on his heels, rubbing dirt from gold and debating in just what manner he should rise up.
While recovering from a bout with the flu, Messer, 41, squatted 292.
The campaigns were coordinated efforts between security institutions, law enforcement forces, and authorities of the Warraq police division concerned with squatted properties.
Please tell me about Umbrella House--when it was squatted, its importance for the anarchist milieu in New York at the time and key people who, in your estimation, made constructive contributions to organizing it.
People who are known to have squatted in the past will not be liable to prosecution.
According to VPS, the basic minimum clean-up bill for a small commercial property, such as a pub, after being squatted can be upwards of pounds 1,500.
Subjects squatted, slowly, with a lightweight wooden across their shoulders until they gently touched stop pads positioned in a squat rack.