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STOOP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stoop mean? 

STOOP (noun)
  The noun STOOP has 3 senses:

1. an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
2. basin for holy water
3. small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house

  Familiarity information: STOOP used as a noun is uncommon.


STOOP (verb)
  The verb STOOP has 5 senses:

1. bend one's back forward from the waist on down
2. debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
3. descend swiftly, as if on prey
4. sag, bend, bend over or down
5. carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward

  Familiarity information: STOOP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STOOP (noun)


Sense 1stoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("stoop" is a kind of...):

inclination; inclining (the act of inclining; bending forward)


Sense 2stoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Basin for holy water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

stoop; stoup

Hypernyms ("stoop" is a kind of...):

basin (a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids)


Sense 3stoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

stoep; stoop

Hypernyms ("stoop" is a kind of...):

porch (a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance)


STOOP (verb)


Sense 1stoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bend one's back forward from the waist on down

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

stoop; crouch; bow; bend

Context examples:

he crouched down / She bowed before the Queen / The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

Hypernyms (to "stoop" is one way to...):

bend; flex (form a curve)

"Stoop" entails doing...:

change posture (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stoop"):

squinch (crouch down)

cower; huddle (crouch or curl up)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Also:

stoop to (make concessions to)


Sense 2stoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

lower oneself; stoop; condescend

Context example:

I won't stoop to reading other people's mail

Hypernyms (to "stoop" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3stoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Descend swiftly, as if on prey

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The eagle stooped on the mice in the field

Hypernyms (to "stoop" is one way to...):

pounce; swoop (move down on as if in an attack)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 4stoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sag, bend, bend over or down

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the rocks stooped down over the hiking path

Hypernyms (to "stoop" is one way to...):

incline; pitch; slope (be at an angle)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 5stoop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane

Hypernyms (to "stoop" is one way to...):

bear; carry; hold (support or hold in a certain manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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