stoop

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[ stoop ]
/ stup /

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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before 900; Middle English stoupen (v.), Old English stūpian; cognate with Middle Dutch stūpen to bend, bow; akin to steep1

SYNONYMS FOR stoop

synonym study for stoop

1. See bend1.

OTHER WORDS FROM stoop

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British Dictionary definitions for stooper (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 stooper (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 stooper (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 stooper (4 of 4)

stoop4
/ (stuːp) /

noun

a less common spelling of stoup
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