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Meaning of stoop

stoop

Pronunciation: (stp), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to bend the head and shoulders, or the body generally, forward and downward from an erect position: to stoop over a desk.
  2. to carry the head and shoulders habitually bowed forward: to stoop from age.
  3. (of trees, precipices, etc.) to bend, bow, or lean.
  4. to descend from one's level of dignity; condescend; deign: Don't stoop to argue with him.
  5. to swoop down, as a hawk at prey.
  6. to submit; yield.
  7. to come down from a height.
—v.t.
  1. to bend (oneself, one's head, etc.) forward and downward.
  2. to abase, humble, or subdue.
—n.
  1. the act or an instance of stooping.
  2. a stooping position or carriage of body: The elderly man walked with a stoop.
  3. a descent from dignity or superiority.
  4. a downward swoop, as of a hawk.

stoop

Pronunciation: (stp), [key]
— n.
  1. a small raised platform, approached by steps and sometimes having a roof and seats, at the entrance of a house; a small porch.

stoop

Pronunciation: (stp), [key]
— n.
  1. stoup.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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