stoop to (something)

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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 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

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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PERIOD comedy She Stoops to Conquer was first performed more than 240 years ago, but it continues to be one of the best-known English plays.
After the poignancy of its World War I drama An August Bank Holiday Lark, the travelling troupe of acting troubadours presents Oliver Goldsmith's 18th century romp She Stoops to Conquer, opening tomorrow.
Stoops to serve as interim chief curator, effective immediately.
Now the artistic director is sharing his experience by joining forces with another Welsh theatre company for a tour of Oliver Goldsmith's classic 18th century farce She Stoops To Conquer.
LIZA Goddard says she is enjoying the experience of being in the Birmingham Rep show She Stoops to Conquer, which runs from tonight until November 17.
/ But his dreams are haunted still / by dam p river-banks and mist / where he stoops to dip a net, / lifting the catch from memory / in a rehearsal of regret.
Oklahoma has gone to seven straight bowl games under head coach Bob Stoops, and for the fourth time in those seven years the Sooners have lost an offensive or defensive coordinator just prior to the game, forcing Stoops to adapt on the fly.
Consider the difficulties confronting Oliver Goldsmith (Owen Sharpe), "Goldy" to his chums, who wants nothing more in the London of the 1770s beyond the premiere of his latest play, "She Stoops to Conquer." So desperate is the Irishman that he has taken to eating candles, frustrated by the fact that his play has been in the possession of Covent Garden impresario George Colman for some 22 months.
EVER SINCE THE STORK delivered a baby Sooner named Bob Stoops to the NCAA family of head football coaches, we have been following his adventures with growing excitement.
It was the last performance of The Kissing-Dance, subtitled She Stoops to Conquer, a musical adaptation by Charles Hart and Howard Goodall of She Stoops to Conquer
This work will be coordinated with construction of the new stoops to ensure that the end result is a clean and neat meeting of different materials.
He stoops to pick them up, and then forever changes them.
Fields & Futures founder Tim McLaughlin says he invited former University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops to speak at the Bowtie Ball because Stoops has been such an influence with student-athletes.
LIZA GODDARD returns to Wales next week in Oliver Goldsmith's classic 18th Century comedy of manners, She Stoops To Conquer.
It was no coincidence that Kansas State wound up #7 in the national rankings and that Steve Spurrier hired Stoops to give him a defense to go along with his offense.