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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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True to live oak squatty form it tops out at only 58 feet and derives most of its 415 points from a massive bole 28 feet around.
Remember the squatty stemless glasses your Italian grandpa drank his wine from?
Jake is "squatty and has a belly" (2) and a "paunch" (12): in other words, he's "fat" (13, 14).
"It has a point at both ends: One is very exaggerated and elongated, and the other is short and squatty." The elongated point serves as a spout.
The G-II mixer, introduced in the mid-1980s, features a fatter, more squatty rotor providing greater torque capacity, an improved dust seal design, a narrower throat and improved cooling structures in the rotors and chamber.
"Burro bananas are more squatty and squared in shape than common yellow bananas," according to Frieda's.com, a seller of specialty produce.
And yet we continue to condescend, with the bean counters pointing out which step the Russians did wrong, which pose was not held long enough--missing, in the chance to wag a finger, the forest for the twig--and the village explainers trotting out Cold War cliches for a new generation, nonsense like: Russians go from pose to pose; or, Russians do squatty preparations for pirouettes (not true anymore, but everyone does a noticeable prep when it's built into the score, even Balanchine dancers).
Yogi Berra has caught Guerrero's act, and the Hall of Fame catcher can relate, even though Berra is short and squatty while Guerrero, seven inches taller, is long and gangly.
The first description of sail dredging in Raritan Bay was included in an 1875 letter to Ernest Ingersoll (1887: 597-598): "They go after hard-shelled clams from Keyport (New Jersey) in squatty, one-sailed boats, called "cats" (catboats) dragging clam-rakes, which are thrown out and drawn by the wind.
The froghopper is named for the adult insect's squatty shape, pop eyes and leaping ability.
He says the area he's looking at has low one-story buildings that are partially dug into the ground, giving the effect of very short, squatty buildings.
Many places make their mark by using long corkscrews of citrus rind as their twists rather than the more common "short, little squatty ones," as Casey describes them.