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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


Synonymsstoup


Broader (hypernym)basin

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


Synonymsstoep


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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