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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 labor

Hard, physical labor requiring one to bend over, especially that which would be done on a farm. My grandfather has a permanent hunch in his spine from the stoop labor 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 labor.
See also: labor, stoop

stoop to (something)

To do something below a certain standard of dignity, principles, or integrity. Don't stoop to his level. Just ignore him. 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, clickbait-driven trash articles.
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stoop so low

To lower one's ethical standards (or perceived standards) by behaving in a malignant, self-centered, or despicable manner. In the wake of these vicious attacks, it's horrible to think that our fellow citizens could stoop so low in the name of patriotism. I knew John wasn't the most philanthropic guy around, but I never expected him to stoop so low.
See also: low, stoop

stoop down

To bend or hunch over. I stooped down to pick up the quarter on the floor, and I threw out my back in the process. We had to stoop down to fit inside the tunnel.
See also: down, stoop

stoop over

To bend or hunch over. I stooped over to pick up the quarter on the floor, and I threw out my back in the process. We had to stoop over to fit inside the tunnel.
See also: over, stoop

stoop

slang A stupid, foolish person. An informal shortening of "stupid." I can't believe I mixed those up. I can be a real stoop sometimes! You must be a real stoop if you believe that.

stupe

slang A stupid, foolish person. An informal shortening of "stupid." I can't believe I mixed those up. I can be a real stupe sometimes! You must be a real stupe if you believe that.

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.
See also: over, stoop

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 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 so ˈlow (as to do something)

(written) lower your moral standards far enough to do something bad or unpleasant: I hope none of my friends would stoop so low as to steal.She suggested placing an ad in a magazine for a boyfriend, but I’d never stoop so low.
See also: low, stoop

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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"Mi fydd y Stoop yn orlawn ac mi fydd hynny yn brofiad da i'r chwaraewyr i gyd - yn enwedig y bois iau.
How will Talk Stoop change now that it's been picked up by the network?
Quins, who changed their name from London Broncos when they moved to the Stoop in 2006, attracted an average 4,917 in their first season but that fell to 3,436 last year - the lowest in Super League.
Ranked 185 in the world, Stoop said: "I think it proved there is not much between us but she showed why she's No.7 in the world.
I'm quite happy with the performance." Stoop could also walk out of the All England Club with her head held high after losing 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 to Zvonareva, from Russia.
"I've improved massively, so I can take that match and obviously look at what I need to work on." Stoop could also walk out of the All England Club with her head held high after going down 7-6 4-6 6-4 to Zvonareva, from Russia.
Billy Marks won it, skating the Gonz gap and the stairs afterward, preventing my access to yet another stoop.
Four days after Nathan's death, his father, Al Christoffersen, handed out a letter describing the "reverent" position in which he found his son on the front stoop of their home around 5:30 A.M., just nine days before Christmas.
(1.) Stoop AE, van der Heijden HA, Biewenga J, van der Bean S.
Through personal letters and court-related documentation, as well as actual diaries of principles involved in the imbroglio, we learn of a man deeply in love with his wife and young daughter, loyal to his nation, and unwilling to stoop to his opponents' level of trickery and deception.
Eventually, Sam Stoop out-paced the defence to score but Adam Westall's penalty made it 10-3 to Lions.
LEICESTER'S Premiership play-off hopes were dealt a major blow as Harlequins pulled off a surprise win at The Stoop.
Typical historic features included a brownstone stoop, constructed of concealed brick benches, with a cast iron balustrade.