cowers

present tense third-person singular of cower
as in cringes
to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission the abused dog always cowered in the presence of its master

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“Cowers.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cowers. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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