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stoop labour

Hard, physical labour requiring one to bend over, especially that which would be done on a farm. Primarily heard in UK. My grandfather has a permanent hunch in his spine from the stoop labour he had to do throughout his life. Every summer, we send the children to my brother's farm. It's good for them to get out of the city for a while and do a little bit of stoop labour.
See also: labour, stoop

stoop to conquer

To adopt a role, position, attitude, behavior, undertaking, etc., that is seen as being beneath one's abilities or social position in order to achieve one's end. The wealthy congressman has to start taking advantage of more popular, mainstream entertainment platforms because the only way he can come back at this point is if he stoops to conquer.
See also: conquer, stoop

stoop down

to dip, duck, or squat down. I had to stoop down to enter the tiny door. Stoop down so you don't bump your head.
See also: down, stoop

stoop over

to bend over. Carl stooped over to pick up his napkin and lost his balance. As he stooped over, he lost his balance and fell.
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stoop to doing something

to degrade oneself or condescend to doing something; to do something that is beneath one. Whoever thought that the manager of the department would stoop to sweeping up? I never dreamed that Bill would stoop to stealing.
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stoop to something

to do something that makes your moral standards lower They have stooped to using threats of violence in order to get their way.
Usage notes: often used in the forms stoop to someone's level or stoop to the level of dong something: The president shouldn't stoop to the level of exchanging insults.
Etymology: from the literal meaning of stoop (to bend forward and down to make yourself smaller)
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stoop labor

Back-bending manual work, especially farm work. For example, They had us picking peas all day, and that's too much stoop labor. [First half of 1900s]
See also: labor, stoop

stoop to

Condescend to something beneath one's dignity, as in She wouldn't stoop to listening to that obnoxious gossip. [Second half of 1500s]
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stoop to

v.
To do something degrading or reprehensible to achieve one's ends: It's a shame that the museum has to stoop to cheap gimmicks in order to attract visitors.
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stupe

and stoop
n. a stupid person. (Also a term of address.) Look, stoop, just do what you are told.

stoop

verb
See stupe
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We anticipate that the ban on hand weeding may just be the "tip of the iceberg" and that ergonomically sound engineering interventions are urgently needed to address current agricultural stoop labor tasks.
It is great to come back to The Stoop and beat Leicester but they did look very tired after a long season.
S4C will also broadcast highlights of the eight-team series final from the Twickenham Stoop on August 10.
Giants' Brett Ferres holds off London's James Woodburn-Hall during the Super League game at Twickenham's Stoop ground on Saturday
Shift manager Paul Lewis, 25, was wearing a balaclava but colleagues at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Nottingham recognised the stoop as well as the shape of his head.
Stoop had a much easier passage into the next round as she raced to take the first set 6-0 against Alexa Glatch before the American put up a bit more resistance in the second to take it to a tie-break which Stoop won 7-5.
We beat them at the Stoop in the EDF last season, so we know we can go there and win," he said.
He scored in the last ten minutes at The Stoop last season and on his last visit in the Challenge Cup in May, his hat-trick of tries came in the 25th, 43rd and 79th minutes.
Welsh referee Nigel Whitehouse will take charge of the all-England European Challenge Cup final between Gloucester Rugby and London Irish at the Stoop on Sunday, May 21.
England captain Wilkinson is due to undergo a scan today after being carried off 34 minutes into his comeback match for Newcastle against Zurich Premiership opponents Harlequins at The Stoop.
Just before he slipped off to Montreal to catch the summer rain, Tony Vitello was observed rolling off the stoop of Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey.
Most of the game was now being played in the Stourbridge half but Lions did not use the conditions well and Stoop also missed a simple penalty.
HARLEQUINS suffered their worst-ever home defeat in the Premiership as a six-match unbeaten home run disintegrated at The Stoop.
The chair powers all the way down to 22-3/8", which enables patients to easily get on and off without having to be lifted, and powers to a maximum height of 40-3/8' so medical professionals don't have to bend or stoop when performing procedures.
Another example would be for the owner to enter their living quarters from the parlor level stoop and rent out the garden level, with its separate entrance.