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English definition of “cower”


verb [I]     /ˈkaʊ.ər/ US  /ˈkaʊ.ɚ/
to lower your head or body in fear, often while moving backwards: Stop cowering! I'm not going to hit you.AfraidNot holding the body uprightReclining
(Definition of cower verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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