Synonyms of stoop
1 hunchDictionary • She was taller than he was and stooped slightly.
hunch • He hunched over the map to read the small print.
walk with a stoop
be bowed or round-shouldered
2 bendDictionary • He stooped to pick up the carrier bag of groceries.
bend • Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
lean • He leaned forward to give her a kiss.
bow • He bowed slightly before taking her bag.
duck • He ducked in time to save his head from the blow.
descend • The path descended steeply to the rushing river.
incline • He inclined his head very slightly.
kneel • She knelt by the bed and prayed.
crouch • A man was crouching behind the bushes.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ stoop to something
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bendIf you bend something that is flat or straight, you use force to make it curved or to put an angle in it.
• Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
bowWhen you bow to someone, you briefly bend your body towards them as a formal way of greeting them or showing respect.
• He bowed slightly before taking her bag.
crouchIf you are crouching, your legs are bent under you so that you are close to the ground and leaning forward slightly.
• A man was crouching behind the bushes.
Thesaurus for stoop from the Collins English Thesaurus
to bend (the body or the top half of the body) forward and downward
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