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stoop to (something)
To do something one considers beneath one's dignity, principles, or integrity. It isn't worth getting arrest for assault, Jim—don't stoop to his level. I can't believe he would stoop to spreading gossip like that. I lost faith in the news site when they stooped to posting vacuous, click-bait driven trash articles.
Condescend to something beneath one's dignity, as in She wouldn't stoop to listening to that obnoxious gossip. [Second half of 1500s]
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.