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Definition of the noun slouch
What does slouch mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: slouches
- an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions
- a stooping carriage in standing and walking
Alternative definition of the noun slouch
- A hanging down of the head; a drooping posture; a limp appearance
- any depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.
- An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.
Definition of the verb slouch
What does slouch mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: slouched | slouching | slouches
- assume a drooping posture or carriage
- examples: The children slouch in the rocking chair | There slouch some children in the rocking chair
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] The dog flopped [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] The dog flopped in the corner
Verbs of Assuming a Position (with the same syntax): bend, bow, crouch, flop, hang, hunch, kneel, lean, lie, lie down, perch, plop, rise, sit, sit down, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stand up, stoop, straddle.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonym of slouch: slump
- more generic words: droop / flag / sag / swag = droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
- walk slovenly
- example: The children slouch to the playground
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance
Alternative definition of the verb slouch
- to hang or droop; to adopt a limp posture
"Slouch" is a musical single of The Edsel Auctioneer.
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Slouch is the nearest railway station, ...
How To Be The Next Top Model (2015)
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Don't slouch. Slouch is a typical habit that many people have. It looks tacky when ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
'SLOUCH, b. j. \shff, Danish, stupid.] 1. A uwncaft look ; a depression of the head. In Scotland, an ungainly gait ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
• SLOUCH, n. j. [sloff, Danish, stupid.] ...
An universal etymological English dictionary ... Twentieth edition, with considerable improvements (1763)
by Nathan Bailey
SLOUCH [probably of Bloff, Dain-J a great lubherly Fellow, a Country Bumpkin. SLOUCHlNG, clownish, awkward in Hebaviotrr. . SLOV'EN [slorffl Du. or os scblansz, Tent. careless] a nasty, beaslly Fellow. v fiLOV'ENLlNESS, Nasiincss, ...
anoun, plural sluices sloth slouch verb To have or move with a bent posture: Don't slouch; stand up straight. anoun A bending down of the head ...
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Usage statistics about slouch
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Scrabble value of S1L1O1U1C3H4
The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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