The Iranians are not going to just cower in the corner because we talk and act tough.
But if the Twilight series has taught us anything, it is this: Do not cower in the face of freakishness!
Camus did not cower from the depressing implications of his insight.
Durbin has spoken out fearlessly against the NRA while so many of his colleagues in Congress cower.
Either we have the means to intimidate them or we have to cower in fear.
True, Joseph's death might well have done all this; but she knew Urbain, and he was not the man to cower under the inevitable.
The result was a sharp peck on the end of his nose that made him cower down and ki-yi.
To cover over the coals is the same as to cower over the coals, as a gipsy over a fire.
Just then a shot was fired in the kitchen, which made us jump and cower as if at a thunder-clap.
You must cower before the wedding ring like the rest of us, Ramsden.
c.1300, probably from Middle Low German *kuren "lie in wait" (Modern German kauern), or similar Scandinavian words meaning "to squat" and "to doze" (e.g. Old Norse kura, Danish, Norwegian kure, Swedish kura). Thus unrelated to coward. Related: Cowered; cowering.