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stoop

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[ stoop ]
/ stup /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to bend (oneself, one's head, etc.) forward and downward.
Archaic. to abase, humble, or subdue.
noun
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Origin of stoop

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First recorded before 900; Middle English verb stoupen, stupen, Old English stūpian; cognate with Middle Dutch stūpen “to bend, bow”; akin to steep1

synonym study for stoop

1. See bend1.

OTHER WORDS FROM stoop

Other definitions for stoop (2 of 3)

stoop2
[ stoop ]
/ stup /

noun
a small porch or platform at the entrance to a house, or the steps leading up to it.

Origin of stoop

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An Americanism dating back to 1670–80; from Dutch stoep; cognate with Middle Low German stōpe, German Stufe “step (in a stair)”; see step

Other definitions for stoop (3 of 3)

stoop3
[ stoop ]
/ stup /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stoop (1 of 4)

stoop1
/ (stuːp) /

verb (mainly intr)
noun

Derived forms of stoop

stooper, nounstooping, adjectivestoopingly, adverb

Word Origin for stoop

Old English stūpan; related to Middle Dutch stupen to bow, Old Norse stūpa, Norwegian stupa to fall; see steep 1

British Dictionary definitions for stoop (2 of 4)

stoop2
/ (stuːp) /

noun
US and Canadian a small platform with steps up to it at the entrance to a building

Word Origin for stoop

C18: from Dutch stoep, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German stuofa stair, Old English stōpel footprint; see step

British Dictionary definitions for stoop (3 of 4)

stoop3
/ (stuːp) /

noun
archaic a pillar or post

Word Origin for stoop

C15: variant of dialect stulpe, probably from Old Norse stolpe; see stele

British Dictionary definitions for stoop (4 of 4)

stoop4
/ (stuːp) /

noun
a less common spelling of stoup
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