- 1[intransitive] stoop (down) to bend your body forward and downward She stooped down to pick up the child. The doorway was so low that he had to stoop.
- 2[intransitive] to stand or walk with your head and shoulders bent forward He tends to stoop because he's so tall. Idioms
NAmE//stup//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stoop
he / she / it stoops
past simple stooped
-ing form stooping
to drop your moral standards far enough to do something bad or unpleasant She was unwilling to believe anyone would stoop so low as to steal a ring from a dead woman's finger. Phrasal Verbsstoop to something
stoop so low (as to do something) (formal)jump to other results