Stoop

Stoop

, n. 1. The act of stooping, or bending the body forward; inclination forward; also, an habitual bend of the back and shoulders.
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2. Descent, as from dignity or superiority; condescension; an act or position of humiliation.
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Can any loyal subject see
With patience such a stoop from sovereignty?
Dryden.
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3. The fall of a bird on its prey; a swoop. L'Estrange.
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