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Definition of cower verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cower