cower Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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cowerverb [I]

uk   /ˈkaʊ.ər/  us   /ˈkaʊ.ɚ/
to ​loweryourhead or ​body in ​fear, often while ​movingbackwards: Stop cowering! I'm not going to ​hit you.
(Definition of cower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cowerverb [I]

 us   /ˈkɑʊ·ər, kɑʊər/
to ​bend down or move ​backward with ​yourhead down because you are ​frightened: The ​dog cowered in the ​corner, ​realizing she’d done something ​wrong.
(Definition of cower from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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