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stoop1

stoop1

 
pronunciation:
stup
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stooped, stooping, stoops
definition 1: to bend the body forward and downward.
The boys stooped in order to peer through the crack in the wooden fence.She stooped to pick up the crying toddler.
synonyms:
bend
similar words:
bow, crouch, lean, scrooch, scrunch
definition 2: to stand or walk with shoulders and neck drooping forward.
From years of hard labor, the prisoners stooped.
synonyms:
slouch, slump
similar words:
cringe, crouch, droop, hunch
definition 3: to lower oneself figuratively, as to perform a lowly task or an immoral act.
She would never stoop to deceiving a good friend.
synonyms:
lower, sink
similar words:
condescend, deign, fall, resort, succumb
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to bend (oneself or one's body) downward and forward.
synonyms:
bend, slouch
similar words:
hunch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of bending forward and downward.
With a quick stoop, she grabbed the jar from the bottom of the fridge.
synonyms:
bending
similar words:
crouch, slump
definition 2: a posture in which the head and shoulders slump forward and downward.
Many of the older women walk with a stoop after years spent in the rice fields.
synonyms:
slouch, slump
definition 3: an act or instance of lowering oneself morally or socially, or of condescending.
synonyms:
condescension
derivations: stoopingly (adv.), stooper (n.)
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