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  • adj. Bending the body forward; yielding; submitting; condescending; inclining.
  • v. Present participle of stoop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from stoop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Leaning; bending forward and downward; hence, bent; bowed: as, stooping shoulders; a stooping figure.
  • Yielding; submissive.
  • In heraldry, swooping or flying downward as if about to strike its prey: noting a hawk used as a bearing. Also spelled stouping.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect

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