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  • 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
  • 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
  • s  having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect

  • He died as a forgotten footnote, a stooped gardener assigned to the Beijing Botanical Gardens where he tilled the earth that had supported his Qing Dynasty predecessors for nearly .
  • With Party approval he played golf on occasion, and snapshots that leaked out over the years showed his body had grown stooped and his hair had grown white.
  • Bald, stooped Carl Hayden, 84, is a congressional institutionand a last link between the New Frontier and the real one.
News & Articles

  • Guns at the ready once again
    On a recent muggy evening, Dave Lentz waded through a sea of waist-high grass, searching. Brilliant orange paint caught his eye, and he stooped to retrieve an unbroken clay pigeon, adding it to the growing stack in the crook of his arm.
    July 2, 2013 - Jackson County Pilot

  • Tom Brady in USA Today
    Everyone was pretty mad about it,New England quarterback Tom Brady said. "You keep your poise and try to let your play do the talking. I think sometimes we stooped down to the level we're playing against. We've got to find ways to overcome...
  • Mitt Romney in Politicker MA
    Well, that's really sad,Romney said when asked to respond on CNN's "American Morning" Monday. "I didn't know that Barack Obama had stooped to dishonesty. You know, pointing out weaknesses in other people's campaigns or positions is also...

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