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Dictionary definition for: Stoop

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

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) basin for holy water

4. (v) debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; "I won''t stoop to reading other people''s mail"

5. (n) small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house

6. (v) descend swiftly, as if on prey; "The eagle stooped on the mice in the field"

7. (v) sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"

8. (v) 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"

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