“stooping to this level proves the U.S. is facing utter defeat in Afghanistan,” he said.
Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face?
And, stooping low from their horses, the base knights rode away.
"So I've come back," said Georgiana, stooping down and kissing her mother.
She was stooping forward playing with Robert's Dandie Dinmont.
Duffham was stooping over the boy when I got back, his face long, and his cane lying on the ironing-board.
There was already a look of slovenly age about his stooping bookworm's gait.
It might have been an accident; and the redness of his face might have come of stooping; but I saw Tod did not think so.
His dark face was purple-brown with the exertion of stooping as he rose up.
Mine are altogether too long for this work, and stooping to pick even the finest potatoes gets tiresome.
"bend forward," Old English stupian "to bow, bend" (cognate with Middle Dutch stupen "to bow, bend"), from Proto-Germanic *stup-, from PIE *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Figurative sense of "condescend" is from 1570s. Sense of "swoop" is first recorded 1570s in falconry.
"raised open platform at the door of a house," 1755, American and Canadian, from Dutch stoep "flight of steps, doorstep, stoop," from Middle Dutch, from Proto-Germanic *stopo "step" (see step).
(also stoolie) A police informer; stool pigeon: He's nothing but a cop's stool (Underworld 1906+, variant 1924+)
: to make me stool on a friend (1911+)
[back formation fr stool pigeon]