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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stoop /ˈstup/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stoop n.  Arch. Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York. Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an entrance door some distance above the street; the French perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda, at a house door. [U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stoop, n.  A vessel of liquor; a flagon. [Written also stoup.]
    Fetch me a stoop of liquor.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stoop, n.  A post fixed in the earth. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stoop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stooped p. pr. & vb. n. Stooping.]
 1. To bend the upper part of the body downward and forward; to bend or lean forward; to incline forward in standing or walking; to assume habitually a bent position.
 2. To yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion; to assume a position of humility or subjection.
 Mighty in her ships stood Carthage long, . . .
 Yet stooped to Rome, less wealthy, but more strong.   --Dryden.
 These are arts, my prince,
 In which your Zama does not stoop to Rome.   --Addison.
 3. To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. “She stoops to conquer.”
    Where men of great wealth stoop to husbandry, it multiplieth riches exceedingly.   --Bacon.
 4. To come down as a hawk does on its prey; to pounce; to souse; to swoop.
 The bird of Jove, stooped from his aery tour,
 Two birds of gayest plume before him drove.   --Milton.
 5. To sink when on the wing; to alight.
    And stoop with closing pinions from above.   --Dryden.
 Cowering low
 With blandishment, each bird stooped on his wing.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To lean; yield; submit; condescend; descend; cower; shrink.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stoop, v. t.
 1. To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body. “Have stooped my neck.”
 2. To cause to incline downward; to slant; as, to stoop a cask of liquor.
 3. To cause to submit; to prostrate. [Obs.]
 Many of those whose states so tempt thine ears
 Are stooped by death; and many left alive.   --Chapman.
 4. To degrade. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stoop, n.
 1. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders.
 2. Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation.
 Can any loyal subject see
 With patience such a stoop from sovereignty?   --Dryden.
 3. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an inclination of the top half of the body forward and
      2: basin for holy water [syn: stoup]
      3: small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
         [syn: stoep]
      v 1: 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" [syn: crouch, bend,
      2: debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or
         dishonorable way; "I won't stoop to reading other people's
         mail" [syn: condescend, lower oneself]
      3: descend swiftly, as if on prey; "The eagle stooped on the
         mice in the field"
      4: sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over
         the hiking path"
      5: carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and
         upper back bent forward; "The old man was stooping but he
         could walk around without a cane"