Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To crouch; squat; cower; stoop; nestle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive to draw in the parts of the body, especially with pain or cold
  • verb to cower
  • verb of the limbs to contract, to pull in

Etymologies

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A word of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with hirple or Dutch hurken 'to squat', plus the suffix -le.

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