The act or general practice of occupying a building or land illegally.(noun)
Present participle of squat.(verb)
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Use "squatting" in a sentence
"We hear also that the people have already in many instances exhibited that propensity common to the habits of common life, which we call squatting, and to which we have always looked forward as one of the evils likely to accompany their emancipation, and calling for the earliest and most serious attention of our Legislature."
"Never once was the blind man impatient, while he spent hours each day in squatting on his hams and petting Jerry."
"I later found out this was called 'squatting,' and it had been done successfully by other very low-income families and later transformed through several forms of resistance into something called 'homesteading.'"