Adjective: stooping stoo-ping
Verb: stoop stoop
- Having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
"a little oldish misshapen stooping woman";
- hunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, crooked
- Bend one's back forward from the waist on down
"The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse";
- crouch, bend, bow, scrooch [US]
- Debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonourable way
"I won't stoop to reading other people's mail";
- condescend, lower oneself
- Descend swiftly, as if on prey
"The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
- Sag, bend, bend over or down
"the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
- 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
Encyclopedia: Stooping Stoop