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stoop

verb [I] uk   us   /stuːp/
to bend the top half of the body forward and down: The doorway was so low that we had to stoop to go through it. Something fell out of her coat pocket and she stooped down and picked it up. If someone stoops, their head and shoulders are always bent forwards and down: He's over six feet tall, but the way he stoops makes him look shorter.
stooped
adjective uk   us   /stuːpt/
She is small and slightly stooped.
Phrasal verbs

stoop

noun uk   us   /stuːp/

stoop noun (STEPS)

[C] US a raised flat area in front of the door of a house, with steps leading up to it: She got home to find the kids sitting on the stoop waiting for her.

stoop noun (BEND)

[S] a way of standing or walking with the head and shoulders bent slightly forwards and down: He is a tall man with a slight stoop.
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