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stoop

verb \ ˈstüp \

Definition of stoop

intransitive verb
1 a :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
3 a :to descend from a superior rank, dignity, or status
b :to lower oneself morally
  • stooped to lying
4 a 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

Examples of stoop in a Sentence

  1. She stooped down to hug the child.

  2. He had to stoop to pick it up.

  3. He tends to stoop as he walks.

  4. He really did that? I didn't think he could stoop so low.

Origin and Etymology of stoop

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

stoop Synonyms

Synonyms
deign, condescend
Related Words
abase, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, shame
Near Antonyms
rise

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stoop

noun

Definition of stoop

1 a :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

First Known Use of stoop

1571


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stoop

noun

Definition of stoop

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

Origin and Etymology of stoop

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

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STOOP Defined for English Language Learners

stoop

verb

Definition of stoop for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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stoop

verb \ ˈstüp \

Definition of stoop for Students

stooped; stooping
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.

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stoop

noun

Definition of stoop for Students

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

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stoop

noun

Definition of stoop for Students

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


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