Pronunciation: (stOOp),[key] —v.i. 1. to bend the head and shoulders, or the body generally, forward and downward from an erect position: to stoop over a desk. 2. to carry the head and shoulders habitually bowed forward: to stoop from age. 3. (of trees, precipices, etc.) to bend, bow, or lean.
4. to descend from one's level of dignity; condescend; deign: Don't stoop to argue with him. 5. to swoop down, as a hawk at prey.
6. to submit; yield.
7. Obs.to come down from a height.
—v.t. 1. to bend (oneself, one's head, etc.) forward and downward.
2. Archaic.to abase, humble, or subdue.
—n. 1. the act or an instance of stooping.
2. a stooping position or carriage of body: The elderly man walked with a stoop. 3. a descent from dignity or superiority.
4. a downward swoop, as of a hawk.
Pronunciation: (stOOp),[key] —n. a small raised platform, approached by steps and sometimes having a roof and seats, at the entrance of a house; a small porch.