Definition of cower verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cower

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkaʊər//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cower
 
he / she / it cowers
 
past simple cowered
 
-ing form cowering
 
 
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to bend low and/or move backward because you are frightened A gun went off and people cowered behind walls and under tables. The dog whimpered and cowered at his feet.
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