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Adjective: stooped  stoopt
  1. Having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
    "a little oldish misshapen stooped woman";
    - hunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooping, crooked
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"

See also: stoop to, unerect

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

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