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Definition of Stoop


  1. Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York. Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an entrance door some distance above the street; the French perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda, at a house door.
  2. A vessel of liquor; a flagon.
  3. A post fixed in the earth.
  4. 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.
  5. To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection.
  6. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.
  7. To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop.
  8. To sink when on the wing; to alight.
  9. To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body.
  10. To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor.
  11. To cause to submit; to prostrate.
  12. To degrade.
  13. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders.
  14. Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation.
  15. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop.
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Stoop Translations

stoop in Dutch is buigen, overhellen, hellen, aflopen
stoop in French is s'incliner, incliner
stoop in Portuguese is incline