an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
basin for holy water
small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
crouch, stoop, bend, bow(verb)
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"
condescend, stoop, lower oneself(verb)
debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
"I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"
descend swiftly, as if on prey
"The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"
sag, bend, bend over or down
"the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.
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How to use stoop in a sentence?
Stoop and you'll be stepped on stand tall and you'll be shot at.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
We've seen the claims around attempts to access our systems. We take security very seriously and are investigating, it's unsurprising that those opposed to safe and legal abortion are participating in this campaign of harassment against us and our patients, and claiming to stoop to this new low.
The last time I posted about this subject, Esquire magazine was preparing to publish an article written by a homophobic journalist who has a bizarre obsession with me dating back to 1997, after careful fact-checking and, in consideration of the lack of credible sources, Esquire chose not to publish this piece of vendetta journalism. That didn't stop this writer from selling it to The Atlantic. It's sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity.
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
Translations for stoop
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- bücken, beugenGerman
- agacharse, porche, zaguán, rebajarse, pórticoSpanish
- خم شدنPersian
- kumartua, alentua, kuisti, kumara, syöksyäFinnish
- pencher, perron, piqué, baisserFrench
- crom, lùbScottish Gaelic
- lehajol, meghajol, lecsapHungarian
- pianerottolo, caposcala, ballatoio, ripianoItalian
- béckenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tūpou, tāpapa, taituku, nāupe, whararaMāori
- нагибаться, наклониться, опускаться, унижаться, крыльцо, веранда, нагнуться, наклоняться, падатьRussian
- lưng tômVietnamese
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