stoop ( stoops plural & 3rd person present) ( stooping present participle) ( stooped past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you stoop, you stand or walk with your shoulders bent forwards.
She was taller than he was and stooped slightly. V
Stoop is also a noun., n-sing
He was a tall, thin fellow with a slight stoop.
stooping adj usu ADJ n
...a slender slightly stooping American.
2 verb If you stoop, you bend your body forwards and downwards.
He stooped to pick up the carrier bag of groceries... V
Two men in shirt sleeves stooped over the car... V over n
Stooping down, he picked up a big stone and hurled it. V down/over
3 verb If you say that a person stoopsto doing something, you are criticizing them because they do something wrong or immoral that they would not normally do., (disapproval)
He had not, until recently, stooped to personal abuse... V to n/-ing
How could anyone stoop so low? V adj
4 n-count A stoop is a small platform at the door of a building, with steps leading up to it.
They stood together on the stoop and rang the bell.
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