cower - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈkaʊə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theycower
he/she/itcowers
present participlecowering
past tensecowered
past participlecowered
  1. to move your body down and away from someone or something because you are frightened

    The dog was cowering in a corner.

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