HyperDic: stoop

English > 8 senses of the word stoop:
VERBmotionstoop, crouch, bend, bowbend one's back forward from the waist on down
socialstoop, condescend, lower oneselfdebase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
motionstoopdescend swiftly, as if on prey
motionstoopsag, bend, bend over or down
contactstoopcarry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward
NOUNactstoopan inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
artifactstoop, stoupbasin for holy water
artifactstoop, stoepsmall porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
stoop > pronunciation
Soundsstuw'p
Rhymescoop ... whoop: 27 rhymes with uwp...
English > stoop: 8 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward.
Broaderinclination, incliningThe act of inclining
Verbsstoopcarry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward
stoopbend one's back forward from the waist on down
English > stoop: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningBasin for holy water.
Synonymstoup
BroaderbasinA bowl-shaped vessel
English > stoop: 8 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningsmall porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house.
Synonymstoep
BroaderporchA structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance
Spanishporche, zaguán
English > stoop: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningbend one's back forward from the waist on down.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
Synonymscrouch, bend, bow
Entailschange postureUndergo a change in bodily posture
Narrowerhuddle, cowercrouch or curl up
squinchcrouch down
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
See alsostoop tomake concessions to
Spanishagachar, inclinarse, inclinar
Catalancorbar-se, encorbar-se, inclinar-se, inclinar
Nounsstoopan inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
stoopera person who carries himself or herself with the head and shoulders habitually bent forward
English > stoop: 8 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningdebase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"
Synonymscondescend, lower oneself
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcondescender
English > stoop: 8 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningdescend swiftly, as if on prey.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
Broaderpounce, swoopMove down on as if in an attack
Spanishinclinarse
English > stoop: 8 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningSag, bend, bend over or down.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
Broaderslope, incline, pitchBe at an angle
Nounsstoopera person who carries himself or herself with the head and shoulders habitually bent forward
English > stoop: 8 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningcarry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane"
Broaderhold, carry, bearsupport or hold in a certain manner
Nounsstoopan inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
stoopera person who carries himself or herself with the head and shoulders habitually bent forward

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