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Definition 1: an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward - [noun denoting act]

(stoop is a kind of ...) the act of inclining; bending forward

"an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

Definition 2: small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stoop in the sense of this definition

(stoop is a kind of ...) a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

Definition 3: basin for holy water - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stoop in the sense of this definition

(stoop is a kind of ...) a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids

"she mixed the dough in a large basin"

Definition 4: carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward - [verb of contact]

Samples where stoop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(stoop is a kind of ...) support or hold in a certain manner

"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"

Definition 5: bend one's back forward from the waist on down - [verb of motion]

Samples where stoop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stoop in the sense of this definition

(stoop is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

(... is a kind of stoop ) crouch down

(... is a kind of stoop ) crouch or curl up

"They huddled outside in the rain"

(stoop implies ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

Definition 6: descend swiftly, as if on prey - [verb of motion]

Samples where stoop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The eagle stooped on the mice in the field

(stoop is a kind of ...) move down on as if in an attack

"The raptor swooped down on its prey" "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"

Definition 7: sag, bend, bend over or down - [verb of motion]

Samples where stoop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rocks stooped down over the hiking path

(stoop is a kind of ...) be at an angle

"The terrain sloped down"

Samples where stoop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stoop in the sense of this definition

(stoop is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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