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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 stooped
      adj : having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a little
            oldish misshapen stooping woman" [syn: hunched, round-backed,
             round-shouldered, stooping, crooked]