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Meaning & Definition of Stoop in English

English

Stoop

/stup/

noun

1. An inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward

    synonym:
  • stoop

2. Basin for holy water

    synonym:
  • stoup
  • ,
  • stoop

3. Small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house

    synonym:
  • stoop
  • ,
  • stoep

verb

1. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down

  • "He crouched down"
  • "She bowed before the queen"
  • "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
    synonym:
  • crouch
  • ,
  • stoop
  • ,
  • bend
  • ,
  • bow

2. Debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way

  • "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"
    synonym:
  • condescend
  • ,
  • stoop
  • ,
  • lower oneself

3. Descend swiftly, as if on prey

  • "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
    synonym:
  • stoop

4. Sag, bend, bend over or down

  • "The rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
    synonym:
  • stoop

5. Carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward

  • "The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane"
    synonym:
  • stoop