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stoop

noun

1 stoop

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



2 stoop

Basin for holy water.

synonym: stoup.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Dutch: wijwaterbakje
Polish: kropielnica

3 stoop

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

synonym: stoep.

Polish: przedpole, przedpro┼╝e

verb

1 stoop

Bend one's back forward from the waist on down:
— The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse.

synonyms: bend, bow, crouch.

Roget 886: cringe, bow, stoop, kneel, bend the knee; fall on one's knees, prostrate oneself; worship etc. 990.    sneak, crawl, crouch, cower, ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

Roget 940: be dishonest etc. adj.; play false; break one's word, break one's faith, break one's promise; jilt, betray, forswear; shuffle etc. (lie) 544; ... show more

2 stoop

Debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way:
— I won't stoop to reading other people's mail.

synonyms: condescend, lower oneself.

Roget 879: be humble etc. adj.; deign, vouchsafe, condescend; humble oneself, demean oneself; stoop, stoop to conquer; carry coals; submit etc. 725; ... show more

Dutch: verlagen

3 stoop

Descend swiftly, as if on prey.

4 stoop

Sag, bend, bend over or down.

5 stoop

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


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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