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Definition of stoop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stoop
    he / she / it stoops
    past simple stooped
    -ing form stooping
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] to stand or walk with your head and shoulders bent forward He tends to stoop because he's so tall.
  3. Idioms
    stoop so low (as to do something) (formal)
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    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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stoop