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 for stoop
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.
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     2. To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume
        a position of humility or subjection.
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              Mighty in her ships stood Carthage long, . . .
              Yet stooped to Rome, less wealthy, but more strong.
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              These are arts, my prince,
              In which your Zama does not stoop to Rome.
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     3. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. "She
        stoops to conquer." --Goldsmith.
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              Where men of great wealth stoop to husbandry, it
              multiplieth riches exceedingly.       --Bacon.
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     4. To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to
        souse; to swoop.
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              The bird of Jove, stooped from his aery tour,
              Two birds of gayest plume before him drove.
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     5. To sink when on the wing; to alight.
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              And stoop with closing pinions from above. --Dryden.
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              Cowering low
              With blandishment, each bird stooped on his wing.
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     Syn: To lean; yield; submit; condescend; descend; cower;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stoop \Stoop\, n. [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. ste['a]p,
     D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.]
     A vessel of liquor; a flagon. [Written also stoup.]
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           Fetch me a stoop of liquor.              --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stoop \Stoop\, n. [Cf. Icel. staup a knobby lump.]
     A post fixed in the earth. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stoop \Stoop\, n. [D. stoep.] (Arch.)
     Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the
     Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York.
     Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to
     fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an
     entrance door some distance above the street; the French
     perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or
     small veranda, at a house door. [U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stoop \Stoop\, v. t.
     1. To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop
        the body. "Have stooped my neck." --Shak.
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     2. To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a
        cask of liquor.
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     3. To cause to submit; to prostrate. [Obs.]
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              Many of those whose states so tempt thine ears
              Are stooped by death; and many left alive.
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     4. To degrade. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stoop \Stoop\, n.
     1. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward;
        inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back
        and shoulders.
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     2. Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an
        act or position of humiliation.
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              Can any loyal subject see
              With patience such a stoop from sovereignty?
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     3. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop. --L'Estrange.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an inclination of the top half of the body forward and
      2: basin for holy water [syn: stoup, stoop]
      3: small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
         [syn: stoop, stoep]
      v 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" [syn: 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" [syn: condescend, stoop, lower oneself]
      3: descend swiftly, as if on prey; "The eagle stooped on the
         mice in the field"
      4: sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over
         the hiking path"
      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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  173 Moby Thesaurus words for "stoop":
     accommodate, accord, be shamed, belly buster, belly flop,
     belly whopper, bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bend to, bob,
     bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, bow down, bow to, cannonball,
     cascade, cataract, chute, collapse, come down, comedown, concede,
     condescend, cower, crash, crash dive, crawl, creep, cringe,
     cringe to, crouch, crouch before, curtsy, debacle, declension,
     declination, defluxion, deign, derogate, descend, descending,
     descension, descent, dip down, dive, do homage, do obeisance, down,
     downbend, downcome, downcurve, downfall, downflow, downgrade,
     downpour, downrush, downtrend, downturn, downward trend, drop,
     drop down, drop off, dropping, duck, fall, fall down,
     fall into disrepute, fall off, falling, favor, fawn, flatter,
     gainer, gallery, genuflect, genuflection, get down, go down,
     go downhill, gravitate, gravitation, grovel, header, hunch,
     hunch down, hunker down, inclination, incur discredit,
     incur disesteem, incur disgrace, jackknife, kneel, kneel to,
     kneeling, knuckle to, kowtow, lanai, lick the dust, lickspittle,
     lordosis, lose altitude, lose caste, lose countenance, lose credit,
     lose face, lower oneself, nod, nose dive, nose-dive, obeisance,
     oblige, parachute, parachute jump, patio, piazza, pitch, plop,
     plummet, plummeting, plump, plunge, plunk, porch, pounce,
     pounce on, pounce upon, pour down, power dive, precipitate,
     prostration, pull out, rain, rapids, relax, reverence,
     running dive, salaam, scrouch down, scrunch, sink, skin-dive,
     sky dive, sky-dive, sleeping porch, slouch, slouching, solarium,
     sound, squat, stationary dive, stooping, sun porch, supination,
     swan dive, swoop, swoop down, take a header, thaw, toadeat, toady,
     torticollis, trend downward, truckle, truckle to, unbend, veranda,
     vouchsafe, wallow, waterfall, welter, wryneck

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