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English noun: stoop

1. stoop (act) an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward

Broader (hypernym)inclination, inclining

2. stoop (artifact) basin for holy water


Broader (hypernym)basin

3. stoop (artifact) small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house


Broader (hypernym)porch

English verb: stoop

1. stoop (motion) bend one's back forward from the waist on down

SamplesHe crouched down.
She bowed before the Queen.
The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse.

Synonymsbend, bow, crouch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

Narrower (hyponym)cower, huddle, squinch

Entailchange posture

2. stoop (social) debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way

SamplesI won't stoop to reading other people's mail.

Synonymscondescend, lower oneself

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. stoop (motion) descend swiftly, as if on prey

SamplesThe eagle stooped on the mice in the field.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)pounce, swoop

4. stoop (motion) sag, bend, bend over or down

SamplesThe rocks stooped down over the hiking path.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)incline, pitch, slope

5. stoop (contact) carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward

SamplesThe old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)bear, carry, hold

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