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English definition of “stoop”

stoop

verb [I]     /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.Not holding the body uprightReclining 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.Not holding the body uprightReclining stooped     /stuːpt/ adjective She is small and slightly stooped.Not holding the body uprightReclining
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