from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- verb to crouch or squat; to sit on one's haunches.
- verb to settle in at a location for an extended period; -- also (figuratively) to maintain a position and resist yielding to some pressure, as of public opinion.
- verb to take shelter, literally or figuratively; to assume a defensive position to resist difficulties.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb idiomatic To take
shelter; to prepareoneself for some eventuality; to focuson a task.
- verb idiomatic To
stubbornlyhold to a position.
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- verb take shelter
- verb hold stubbornly to a position
- verb sit on one's heels
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