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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Stoop \Stoop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stooped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Stooping.] [OE. stoupen; akin to AS. st?pian, OD. stuypen,
Icel. st[=u]pa, Sw. stupa to fall, to tilt. Cf 5th Steep.]
1. To bend the upper part of the body downward and forward;
to bend or lean forward; to incline forward in standing or
walking; to assume habitually a bent position.
2. To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume
a position of humility or subjection.
Mighty in her ships stood Carthage long, . . .
Yet stooped to Rome, less wealthy, but more strong.
These are arts, my prince,
In which your Zama does not stoop to Rome.
3. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. "She
stoops to conquer." --Goldsmith.
Where men of great wealth stoop to husbandry, it
multiplieth riches exceedingly. --Bacon.
4. To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to
souse; to swoop.
The bird of Jove, stooped from his aery tour,
Two birds of gayest plume before him drove.
5. To sink when on the wing; to alight.
And stoop with closing pinions from above. --Dryden.
With blandishment, each bird stooped on his wing.
Syn: To lean; yield; submit; condescend; descend; cower;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a
little oldish misshapen stooping woman" [syn: hunched,
round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "stooped":
couchant, crouched, debased, depressed, flat, knee-high,
knocked flat, laid low, low, low-built, low-hung, low-level,
low-leveled, low-lying, low-set, low-statured, neap, prone,
recumbent, runty, short, squat, squatty, stumpy, supine,
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