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Crouch, to lie close to the ground, to stoop, to cringe: “to c. in litter of your stable planks,” John V, 2, 140. “when --ing marrow in the bearer strong cries of itself 'No more,'” Tim. V, 4, 9. “must I stand and c. under your testy humour?” Caes. IV, 3, 45. Followed by for == to fawn in order to obtain sth.: “at his heels, leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire c. for employment,” Caes. IV, 3, 45.
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