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stoop

noun (n)

  • an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • basin for holy water (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: stoup
    source: wordnet30
  • small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: stoep
    source: wordnet30
  • Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York. Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an entrance door some distance above the street; the French perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda, at a house door. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A vessel of liquor; a flagon. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A post fixed in the earth. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • bend one's back forward from the waist on down (verb.motion)
    Synonym: bend, bow, crouch
    Example:
    The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse.
    source: wordnet30
  • debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way (verb.social)
    Example:
    I won't stoop to reading other people's mail.
    source: wordnet30
  • descend swiftly, as if on prey (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The eagle stooped on the mice in the field.
    source: wordnet30
  • sag, bend, bend over or down (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The rocks stooped down over the hiking path.
    source: wordnet30
  • carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane.
    source: wordnet30
  • To bend the upper part of the body downward and forward; to bend or lean forward; to incline forward in standing or walking; to assume habitually a bent position. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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