thwart, cross, crisscross; transversely, from side to side, sideways, awry, askant, obliquely, at an angle.
2. contrarily, perversely, wrongly, contrariwise, contradictorily, opposingly; at cross purposes, at odds, at variance, at issue; in confrontation, against, versus, SI. eyeball to eyeball.
crotch, n. fork, bifurcation; corner, angle, bend; di varication, division; groin,
crotchet, n. odd fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy, notion, kink, maggot; bias, twist, warp; eccentricity, quirk, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy,
crotchety, adj. 1. grouchy, crabby, crabbed, ill-humored, irritable, cranky, cross; irascible, churlish, curmudgeonly, dyspeptic, disagreeable.
2. eccentric, freakish, queer, strange, odd, SI. cracked.
3. capricious, whimsical, erratic, fitful, mercurial, changeable, fickle.
crouch, v. 1. stoop, bend, bend down, squat, hun
ker, hunker down, hunch, hunch over.
2. cringe, cower, crawl, creep; grovel, truckle, boot-lick, toady, fawn, flatter, Inf. apple-polish, SI. suck up to; kneel to or before, bow, bow and scrape, be at [s.o.'s] beck and call.
crow1, n. raven, chough, rook, jackdaw, daw, gray-back, Astron. Corvus; grackle, starling.
crow2, v. 1. boast, brag, beat the drum, Inf. toot one's own horn or trumpet, trumpet; sing about, exult, glory in, gloat, gloat over; show off, strut, swagger, parade, flaunt; bluster, roister, gasconade, bluff, puff, SI. talk big.
2. cock-a-doodle-doo; cackle, cluck, caw.
crowd, n. 1. throng, horde, concentration, mass,
concourse, confluence, conflux, covergence; herd, pack, swarm, flock, drove, bevy, shoal; congestion, jam, press, crush, rush, flood, deluge, Inf. mob scene.
2. assemblage, collection, amassment, cumulation; array, galaxy, multitude, force, host; congregation, association, league, assembly, conference, convention; forgathering, conjunction, coalescence.
3. group, company, party, body, gathering; set, circle, clique, faction, coterie; knot, bunch, gang, crew, band, troop, Inf. caboodle; team, troupe, squad; sisterhood, brotherhood, sorority, fraternity, sodality, guild, club.
4. commonalty, the public, the general public, the masses; populace, citizenry, proletariat, hoi polloi, bourgeoisie, rank and file; commoners, peasantry; the lower classes, low life, dregs, riffraff, Inf the great unwashed; mob, rabble, rout.
5. audience, spectators, viewers, watchers, listeners, hearers, attenders, attendants; attendance, house, turnout; followers, regulars, fans, devotees, aficionados, Inf. buffs, Inf. nuts, Inf. freaks.
6. collection, accumulation, heap, pile, mass, cumulation; hoard, store, stock, stockpile, supply, fund; agglomeration, conglomeration, clump; lot, pack, batch, bunch, Inf. raft; array, assortment, variety, medley, jumble.
-v. 7. throng, swarm, herd, group, cluster, huddle, concentrate, bunch up or together; mass, congregate, agglomerate; flock together, surge, stream; convene, forgather, come together, meet, Inf. gang up, go into a huddle, get together.
8. shove, press forward, push, make one's way, squeeze through, Inf. elbow or shoulder one's way, jostle, Inf pile in, Inf. stumble over one another.
9. pack, squeeze, cramp, cram, jam; lump together, compress, congest, bunch, bundle, serry, Inf pack as tight as sardines.
10. fill, heap, pile on, load, lade; pack, stuff, wad, implete, lumber; choke, gag.