stoop

verb
\ ˈstüp How to pronounce stoop (audio) \
stooped; stooping; stoops

Definition of stoop

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

1a : to bend the body or a part of the body forward and downward sometimes simultaneously bending the knees
b : to stand or walk with a forward inclination of the head, body, or shoulders
2 : yield, submit
3a : to descend from a superior rank, dignity, or status
b : to lower oneself morally stooped to lying
4a archaic : to move down from a height : alight
b : to fly or dive down swiftly usually to attack prey

transitive verb

2 : to bend (a part of the body) forward and downward

stoop

noun (1)

Definition of stoop (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : an act of bending the body forward
b : a temporary or habitual forward bend of the back and shoulders
2 : the descent of a bird especially on its prey
3 : a lowering of oneself

stoop

noun (2)

Definition of stoop (Entry 3 of 3)

: a porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda at a house door

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Synonyms for stoop

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of stoop in a Sentence

Verb She stooped down to hug the child. He had to stoop to pick it up. He tends to stoop as he walks. He really did that? I didn't think he could stoop so low.
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First Known Use of stoop

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun (1)

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1755, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stoop

Verb

Middle English stoupen, from Old English stūpian; akin to Swedish stupa to fall, plunge, Old English stēap steep, deep

Noun (2)

Dutch stoep; akin to Old English stæpe step — more at step

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The first known use of stoop was before the 12th century

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“Stoop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoop. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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stoop

verb

English Language Learners Definition of stoop

: to bend down or over
: to walk or stand with your head and shoulders bent forward
: to do something that is not honest, fair, etc.

stoop

verb
\ ˈstüp How to pronounce stoop (audio) \
stooped; stooping

Kids Definition of stoop

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : to bend down or over She stooped down to pick up the child.
2 : to stand or walk with the head and shoulders bent forward
3 : to do something that is petty, deceitful, or morally wrong He would never stoop to lying.

stoop

noun

Kids Definition of stoop (Entry 2 of 3)

: a forward bend of the head and shoulders She walks with a stoop.

stoop

noun

Kids Definition of stoop (Entry 3 of 3)

: a porch, platform, or stairway at the entrance of a house or building

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