cowered

past tense of cower
as in cringed
to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission the abused dog always cowered in the presence of its master

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“Cowered.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cowered. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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