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stoop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstoopstoop1 /stuːp/ verb [intransitive]  1 (also stoop down)BEND to bend your body forward and down We had to stoop to pass through the low entrance. Dave stooped down to tie his shoes.2 STANDto stand with your back and shoulders bent forwards stoop to something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stoopShe stooped and hugged the little dog.There were two letters by the door. He stooped and picked them up.He stooped and, with a grunt, hoisted the man on to his vacant shoulder.Archer stooped over and threw a log upon the embers.Kirov stooped over his crumpled form, retrieving the photograph from between his fingers and tucking it safely into his inside pocket.She stooped, setting the tray down, and Claudine put a hand around her narrow waist, detaining her.They should be made to stoop to enter.
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stoopstoop2 noun  1 [singular]MH if you have a stoop, your shoulders are bent forward Mr Hamilton was an odd, quiet man who walked with a stoop.2 [countable] American EnglishTBB a raised area at the door of a house, usually big enough to sit on
Examples from the Corpus
stoopA little kid in a Catholic school uniform still hops up and down the steps of a stoop on one foot.He was a tall, shy, bony man with a stoop, who cracked his fingers when he was worried.He was a tall thin man with a stoop, who was rarely seen without a pipe clenched between his teeth.He sounded young enough, but he walked with a deepening stoop at the age of thirty-two.They sat, she on the stoop and he in his chair, surveying the completed project.I was still sitting on the stoop when Janir came shuffling into the parlor.
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Verb table
stoop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystoop
he, she, itstoops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystooped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stooped
he, she, ithas stooped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stooped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stoop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stooped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stooping
he, she, itis stooping
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you, we, theyare stooping
Past
I, he, she, itwas stooping
you, we, theywere stooping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stooping
he, she, ithas been stooping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stooping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stooping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stooping
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