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Meaning of “stoop” in the English Dictionary

"stoop" in British English

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stoopverb [I]

uk   us   /stuːp/
to ​bend the ​tophalf of the ​bodyforward and down: The ​doorway was so ​low that we had to stoop to go through it. Something ​fell out of her ​coatpocket and she stooped down and ​picked it up. If someone stoops, ​theirhead and ​shoulders are always ​bentforwards and down: He's over six ​feettall, but the way he stoops makes him ​lookshorter.
stooped
adjective uk   us   /stuːpt/
She is ​small and ​slightly stooped.
Phrasal verbs

stoopnoun

uk   us   /stuːp/
  • stoop noun (STEPS)

[C] US a ​raisedflatarea in ​front of the ​door of a ​house, with ​stepsleading up to it: She got ​home to ​find the ​kidssitting on the stoop ​waiting for her.
(Definition of stoop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stoop" in American English

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stoopverb [I]

 us   /stup/
  • stoop verb [I] (BEND)

to ​bend the ​tophalf of the ​bodyforward and down: The ​mother stooped to ​button up the ​coat of her little ​girl.

stoopnoun

 us   /stup/
  • stoop noun (STEPS)

[C] a ​structure that is ​part of the ​front of a ​house consisting of a few ​stepsleading up from ​groundlevel, often with a ​raised, ​flatarea near the ​door
  • stoop noun (BEND)

[U] a bending of the ​tophalf of the ​bodyforward and down: He ​walks with a stoop because of ​arthritis.
(Definition of stoop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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