Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: stoop
IPA transcription: [st'up]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: stoop
    Meaning: an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: crouch, stoop, bend, bow
    Meaning: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
Usage examples
  • He snarled, for he saw Banion stoop, unarmed.
  • Let them talk--I will not stoop to be affected by it.
  • I didn't suppose you'd stoop to work, even under such circumstances.
  • "It's not set right; handle's too high; see how he has to stoop to it," said one.
  • He heaped every outrage upon my lad, because the spirit of the Chateau Noirs would not stoop to turn away his wrath by a feigned submission.
  • One hot evening late in August, Toby was reading the newspaper on the stoop and Red Jacket was smoking under a peach tree and I was fiddling.
  • In a few minutes a cold capon, several manchets of bread, and a stoop of wine were placed before Walter, while Ralph's wants were attended to below.
  • No one would ever find his cheek a tempting one to kiss, and no one would be moved, by any feeling save pity, to stoop and put affectionate arms around Jonesy.
  • Okochee rose, as it were, from its sunny seat on the post-office stoop, hitched up its suspender, and threw a granite dam two hundred and forty feet long and sixty feet high across the Cooloosa one mile above the town.
  • I will hardly stoop to tell you that I do not ask you to be my wife for the sake of this aid;--but if you were to become my wife I should expect all your cooperation;--with your money, possibly, but certainly with your warmest spirit.