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  Definition of stoop
  1. an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
  2. small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
  3. basin for holy water
  4. carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward; "The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane"
  5. sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
  6. bend one''s back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl''s purse"
  7. descend swiftly, as if on prey; "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
  8. debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; "I won''t stoop to reading other people''s mail"
Similar Words: stoep, stoup, crouch, bend, bow, condescend, lower oneself

 

See Also: stoop to

 

Hyponyms: squinch, huddle, cower

 

Entailments: change posture

 

Derivational Morphology: crouch, bend, bow, stooper, bowing, obeisance

 

Anagrams: stops, Potos, topos, spots

 

 
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