stoop - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participlestooping
past tensestooped
past participlestooped
  1. 1



    stoop down

    to bend the top half of your body downwards

    She stooped and kissed the children.

    1. a.
      to walk or stand with your head and shoulders bent forwards and downwards

      He’s tall but he has a tendency to stoop.

  2. 2
    to do something bad in order to get what you want

    I wouldn’t have thought he could stoop so low.

    stoop to:

    She couldn’t believe he would stoop to cheating.

phrasal verbs