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Definition of "stoop" []

  • To bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back: had to stoop in order to fit into the cave. (verb-intransitive)
  • To walk or stand, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bend or sag downward. (verb-intransitive)
  • To lower or debase oneself. (verb-intransitive)
  • To descend from a superior position; condescend. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stoop" in a sentence
  • "The lowest she knows how to stoop is to something completely lame."
  • "Why should Sarah Palin stoop so low as to meet with Hillary?"
  • "The well-scrubbed Dutch stoop is famous and has come to serve as an example of public exhibitionism and bourgeois pretentiousness .... but it was no pretense; the interiors of the Dutch houses were equally scrubbed and scoured."