- vi. 弯腰；屈服；堕落
- n. 弯腰，屈背；屈服
- vt. 辱没，堕落；俯曲
- n. (Stoop)人名；(法、荷、葡)斯托普
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来自古英语 stupian,弯腰，俯身，来自 Proto-Germanic*stup,弯腰，来自 PIE*steup,扩大形式 自 PIE*steu,推，击，打，词源同 steep,type.引申诸相关词义。
- stoop: see steep
- stoop (v.)
- "bend forward," Old English stupian "to bow, bend," from Proto-Germanic *stup- (cognates: Middle Dutch stupen "to bow, bend," Norwegian stupa "fall, drop"), from PIE *(s)teu- (1) "to push, stick, knock, beat" (see steep (adj.)). Figurative sense of "condescend," especially expressing a lowering of the moral self, is from 1570s. Sense of "swoop" is first recorded 1570s in falconry. Related: Stooped; stooping. The noun meaning "an act of stooping" is from c. 1300. Stoop-shouldered attested from 1773.
- stoop (n.)
- "raised open platform at the entrance of a house," 1755, American and Canadian, from Dutch stoep "flight of steps, doorstep, threshold," from Middle Dutch, from Proto-Germanic *stap- "step" (see step (v.)).
This, unlike most of the words received [in American English] from the Dutch, has extended, in consequence of the uniform style of building that prevails throughout the country, beyond the bounds of New York State, as far as the backwoods of Canada. [Bartlett]
Also in South African English as stoep.
- 1. He was a tall, thin fellow with a slight stoop.
- 2. They stood together on the stoop and rang the bell.
- 3. They will stoop to every low-down trick.
- 4. I refuse to stoop to such bullying tactics.
- 5. But Stoop was not going to let himself be just an apartment cat.
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