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stoop



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.

stoop



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.

stoop



Pronunciation: (stOOp), [key]
n.
stoup.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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