squat

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squat(
skwat
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to crouch)
a. agacharse
I squatted to avoid the rock he threw at me.Me agaché para evitar la piedra que me lanzó.
b. ponerse en cuclillas
Every time I squat, my knees ache and it takes me ages to get back up.Cada vez que me pongo en cuclillas, me duelen las rodillas y me lleva una eternidad levantarme.
c. sentarse en cuclillas
Andrew squatted in the corner to hide from the intruder.Andrew se sentó en cuclillas en el rincón para esconderse del intruso.
2. (to inhabit illegally)
a. ocupar un inmueble ilegalmente
The problem with squatting is that there is no electricity or heating.El problema de ocupar un inmueble ilegalmente es que no hay ni electricidad ni calefacción.
b. okupar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We squatted in the abandoned house because we couldn't afford the rent in our old apartment.Okupamos la casa abandonada porque no podíamos permitirnos el alquiler de nuestro antiguo apartamento.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (sports)
a. la flexión de piernas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Squats are the best exercises for targeting your lower body, especially your quadriceps.La flexión de piernas es el mejor ejercicio para la parte inferior del cuerpo, especialmente los cuádriceps.
b. la sentadilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Today we're going to do squats and pushups.Hoy vamos a hacer sentadillas y lagartijas.
4. (act of occupying illegally)
a. la ocupación ilegal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
They got into a legal dispute with their neighbor when he found out about their squat of the foreclosed house.Entraron en un conflicto legal con el vecino cuando se enteró de su ocupación ilegal de la casa embargada.
5. (place occupied illegally)
a. el terreno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The squatters were evicted from the squat.Los paracaidistas fueron desalojados del terreno.
b. la okupación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My friends and I decided on a squat because we didn't have any money.Mis amigos y yo nos decidimos por la okupación porque no teníamos dinero.
6. (nothing)
a. la nada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I don't know squat about football.Yo no sé nada de fútbol.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
7. (short and fat)
a. rechoncho (person)
The squat man looked a bit like a penguin in his tuxedo.El hombre rechoncho se veía un poco como un pingüino con esmoquin.
b. achaparrado
Because of the earthquakes, it would be safer to design a squat house with few stories and low ceilings.Por los terremotos, sería más seguro diseñar una casa achaparrada con pocos pisos y techos bajos.
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squat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (illegally occupied dwelling) (United Kingdom)
a. la casa ocupada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (person)
a. chaparro(a), achaparrado(a)
3. (object, building)
a. muy bajo(a)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (crouch down)
a. agacharse, ponerse de cuclillas
5. (occupy dwelling illegally)
a. ocupar una vivienda ilegalmente
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squat [skwɒt]
adjective
[+person] rechoncho; achaparrado; [+building, shape etc] desproporcionadamente bajo;
intransitive verb
1 (also squat down) agacharse; sentarse en cuclillas
2 (on property) ocupar un inmueble ilegalmente
she and her husband are squatting somewhere
noun
piso etc ocupado ilegalmente
they live in a squat
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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