crouch or curl up;
"They huddled outside in the rain"
show submission or fear
- The dog cowered (down) under the table.
- In face of difficulties, we should not cower but meet them bravely.
- He cowered away/back as she raised her hand to hit him.
The dog cowers at the sight of the whip.出自： F. Bowen
He crouched cowering against the wall.出自： J. Steinbeck