cower cower  /ˈkaʊ ər/


  1. (v) crouch or curl up
  2. (v) show submission or fear



  1. The predicted earthquake did not come in the city, but it's five million people cowered under furniture anyway.
  2. The president declared that he will not be silent or cower to threats on the issue of separation of the country.


  • Keep your pets safe from July 4 scares

    LOS ANGELES — Dogs have more sensitive ears than humans do and while some dogs don't appear to mind the noise, others will bark, whine, howl, hide, cower or run into furniture and walls.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press


  1. "We've been confronted with these kind of traumas and struggles already in our life," Edwards said. "When this happens you have a choice - you can go and cower in the corner or you can go out there and be tough."
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: Forbes

  2. "You can do a couple of things once you're challenged," said Dawkins. "You can agree with those people, cower down and not step up, or you can step up to meet the challenge head on, and I think he did that. Any time you challenge a player of...
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Brian Dawkins Source: Reading Eagle

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