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cower

cow·er

cower

 
 
pronunciation:
kaU r
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cowered, cowering, cowers
definition: to crouch or cringe in fear.
The boy cowered before his angry father.
synonyms:
cringe, quail
similar words:
crouch, flinch, grovel, shrink, tremble, wince
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