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Language: Old English
Origin: stupian


1 verb
stoop1 [intransitive]
1 also stoop down 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 to stand with your back and shoulders bent forwards

stoop to something

phrasal verb
to do something bad or morally wrong, which you do not normally do
stoop to doing something
I didn't expect you to stoop to lying.
stoop to somebody's/that level
Don't stoop to her level.

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