I. verb Etymology: Middle English stoupen, from Old English stūpian; akin to Swedish stupa to fall, plunge, Old English stēap steep, deep Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to bend the body or a part of the body forward and downward sometimes simultaneously bending the knees b. to stand or walk with a forward inclination of the head, body, or shoulders 2. yield, submit 3. a. to descend from a superior rank, dignity, or status b. to lower oneself morally <
stooped to lying
4. a. archaic to move down from a height ; alight b. to fly or dive down swiftly usually to attack prey transitive verb 1. debase, degrade 2. to bend (a part of the body) forward and downward II. noun Date: 1571 1. a. an act of bending the body forward b. a temporary or habitual forward bend of the back and shoulders 2. the descent of a bird especially on its prey 3. a lowering of oneself III. noun Etymology: Dutch stoep; akin to Old English stæpe step — more at step Date: 1755 a porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda at a house door

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  • Stoop — Stoop, n. [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. ste[ a]p, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.] A vessel of liquor; a flagon. [Written also {stoup}.] [1913 Webster] Fetch me a stoop of liquor. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Stoop — ist der Name folgender Personen: Dé Stoop (1919–2007), niederländischer Unternehmer und Sportmanager Lukas Stoop (* 1990), schweizer Eishockeyspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demsel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Stoop — Stoop, n. [Cf. Icel. staup a knobby lump.] A post fixed in the earth. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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