To sit in a crouching position with knees bent and the buttocks on or near the heels. To crouch down, as an animal does. To settle on unoccupied land without legal claim. To occupy a given piece of public land in order to acquire title to it. To put (oneself) into a crouching posture. To occupy as a squatter. Sports To lift (an amount of weight) when doing a squat. Short and thick; low and broad. Crouched in a squatting position. The act of squatting. A squatting or crouching posture. Sports A lift or a weightlifting exercise in which one squats and stands while holding a weighted barbell supported by the back of the shoulders. Chiefly British The place occupied by a squatter. The lair of an animal such as a hare. Slang A small or worthless amount; diddly-squat.