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English Dictionary: stooped by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
stooped
adj
  1. having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a little oldish misshapen stooping woman"
    Synonym(s): hunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, stooping, crooked
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stoop \Stoop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stooped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Stooping}.] [OE. stoupen; akin to AS. st[?]pian, OD.
      stuypen, Icel. st[umac]pa, Sw. stupa to fall, to tilt. Cf 5th
      {Steep}.]
      1. To bend the upper part of the body downward and forward;
            to bend or lean forward; to incline forward in standing or
            walking; to assume habitually a bent position.
  
      2. To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume
            a position of humility or subjection.
  
                     Mighty in her ships stood Carthage long, . . . Yet
                     stooped to Rome, less wealthy, but more strong.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
                     These are arts, my prince, In which your Zama does
                     not stoop to Rome.                              --Addison.
  
      3. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. [bd]She
            stoops to conquer.[b8] --Goldsmith.
  
                     Where men of great wealth stoop to husbandry, it
                     multiplieth riches exceedingly.         --Bacon.
  
      4. To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to
            souse; to swoop.
  
                     The bird of Jove, stooped from his a[89]ry tour, Two
                     birds of gayest plume before him drove. --Milton.
  
      5. To sink when on the wing; to alight.
  
                     And stoop with closing pinions from above. --Dryden.
  
                     Cowering low With blandishment, each bird stooped on
                     his wing.                                          --Milton.
  
      Syn: To lean; yield; submit; condescend; descend; cower;
               shrink.
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