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  • n  an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
  • n  basin for holy water
  • n  small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
  • v  bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse
  • v  debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
    I won't stoop to reading other people's mail
  • v  descend swiftly, as if on prey
    The eagle stooped on the mice in the field
  • v  sag, bend, bend over or down
    the rocks stooped down over the hiking path
  • 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

  • You learn humility, like when you go to an acting coach who makes you pay for 10 lessons in advance and makes you sit out on the stoop until it's your hour.
  • As we proceed through the village, I stoop down to ask one of the young girls her name and age.
  • The robbery is all sweaty stoop labor and it is most suspensefully threatened when a nearby ham radio operator picks up walkie talkie transmissions between a dim-witted lookout .
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  • Gordon Brown in Reuters UK
    The international community is united in its outrage and determination that those who stoop to such tactics shall not prevail,Brown said in a statement released after he had spoken to Musharraf by telephone. "I therefore encouraged...
  • Lindsay Lohan in
    The tapes were from a long time ago, and for a father to stoop this low is unforgivable,Dina Lohan told E!
  • Tom DeLay in USA Today
    We are shocked to see how this young man and his party can stoop so low to please Muslims that they can go all out to insult sentiments of the Hindu community. His remarks show that his family is now all opposed to construction of a Ram temple at... Vijay Kumar Malhotra Hindu Mar 19, 2007 94972 126211 stooped DeLay, who accused Earle of partisan motives in the first indictment, said the district attorney had stooped to a new low with his brand of prosecutorial abuse."

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