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Verb: stoop  stoop
  1. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse";
    - crouch, bend, bow[2], scrooch [US]
     
  2. Debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonourable way
    "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail";
    - condescend, lower oneself
     
  3. Descend swiftly, as if on prey
    "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
     
  4. Sag, bend, bend over or down
    "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
     
  5. 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"
Noun: stoop  stoop
  1. An inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
     
  2. Basin for holy water
    - stoup
     
  3. [N. Amer] Small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
    - stoep [S.Africa]

Sounds like: Stephenson, Stev, stoop, stupe, stoup

Derived forms: stooped, stoops, stooping

See also: stoop to

Type of: act, basin, bear, bend, carry, flex, hold, inclination, incline, inclining, move, pitch, porch, pounce, slope, swoop

Encyclopedia: Stoop