Meaning of “stoop” in the English Dictionary

"stoop" in British English

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stoopverb [ I ]

uk /stuːp/ 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 /stuːpt/ us /stuːpt/

She is small and slightly stooped.

Phrasal verb(s)

stoopnoun

uk /stuːp/ 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.

(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 top half of the body forward 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 steps leading up from ground level, often with a raised, flat area near the door

stoop noun (BEND)

[ U ] a bending of the top half of the body forward and down:

He walks with a stoop because of arthritis.

(Definition of “stoop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)