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To change your position

balance

verb

to keep your body steady without falling over

bend

verb

to lean forwards and downwards, or to move the top part of your body forwards and downwards

bend

verb

if you bend your head or if it bends, you move it forwards and downwards without moving your body downwards

bestride

verb

to stand over something or sit on it, with one leg on each side

bow

verb

to bend your head forwards so that you are looking down

burrow

verb

to push your hands or part of your body into or under something

cower

verb

to move your body down and away from someone or something because you are frightened

crane

verb

to stretch your neck out to try to see something

crook

verb

to bend a part of your body inwards, especially your finger

crouch

verb

to move your body close to the ground by bending your knees and leaning forwards slightly

crouch

verb

to lean forwards with your head and shoulders bent, especially in order to get closer to something

double over

to bend forwards because you are in pain or because you are laughing a lot

drape

verb

to put a part of your body on or over something in a relaxed way

draw yourself up

to stand up very straight so that you look as tall as possible, because you want to impress or frighten someone

duck

verb

to lower your head or head and body quickly, in order to move under something or to avoid being hit

ensconce

verb

if you ensconce yourself or if you are ensconced somewhere, you put yourself into a comfortable or safe position

get down

to lower your head and body quickly in order to avoid being hit by something

hitch

verb

to move a part of your body or something that you are carrying to a higher position

hold

verb

to put a part of your body into a particular position

huddle

verb

to lie or sit with your arms and legs close to your body because you feel ill, cold, or upset

hunch

verb

to sit or stand with your back and shoulders curved forwards

incline

verb

to move part of your body downwards, especially your head

kneel

verb

to put one or both knees on the ground

kneel

verb

to have one or both knees on the ground

lean

verb

to move your body so it is closer to or further from someone or something, for example by bending at the waist

lie

verb

to put yourself in a position in which your body is flat on a surface

lift

verb

to move a part of your body to a higher position

loll

verb

if your tongue or your head lolls, it hangs down in an uncontrolled way

melt

verb

if you melt into or against someone, you relax as they hold you close in a romantic way

move

verb

to change position, or to make someone or something change position

move over

to change your position in order to make space for someone or something else

move up

to change your position to make space for someone or something

nestle

verb

to find a comfortable and safe position to be in, or to put someone or something in such a position

open

verb

to make your fingers straight so that your hand is not closed

pillow

verb

to rest your head on something soft

resume

verb

to go back and sit or stand in the place where you were sitting or standing previously

roll

verb

to change the position of your body when you are lying down

scrunch

verb

to squeeze a part of your body into a different shape

shift

verb

to move your body or a part of your body slightly, for example because you are bored

slouch

verb

to sit, walk, or stand with your shoulders bent forwards and your head low so that you look lazy

snuggle

verb

to put yourself into a warm, comfortable, safe position, for example by sitting with your body against someone else’s body or by sliding your body down under the covers on a bed

squat

verb

to bend your knees and lower yourself towards the ground so that you balance on your feet

stick up

to raise something upwards, especially your arm or hand

stir

verb

to move slightly after being still for a long time

stoop

verb

to bend the top half of your body downwards

stoop

verb

to walk or stand with your head and shoulders bent forwards and downwards

straddle

verb

to have one leg on either side of something

throw

verb

to suddenly move your body or a part of your body into a particular position

tuck

verb

to put an arm, leg, or other part of your body into a position where it is not sticking out or sticking up

turn

verb

to change the position of your body or head so that you are facing in a different direction

turn over

to change the position of your body when you are lying or sleeping so that you face the opposite direction

twist

verb

to change the position of part of your body so that you face a different direction

bear yourself

to behave or walk or stand in a particular way

carry yourself

to hold or move your body in a particular way

hold yourself

to sit, stand, or move in a particular way

hug yourself

to cross your arms tightly in front of your body

lever yourself

to push yourself into a sitting or standing position with difficulty, for example because you are in pain

square your shoulders

to move your shoulders back and make your back straight

stand on your head/hands

to hold your body in an upside down position supported only by your head/hands

strike a pose/an attitude

to put your body into a particular position in order to create a particular effect

turn aside

to turn your head or body away from someone or something so that you are no longer looking at them

turn your back on

to turn your body so that your back is pointing towards someone or something

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