stoop-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: bend over

Commentary: Syntax Includes:

The young man stooped to tie his shoe.
Children will stoop to pick up pennies from the ground.
Parents stoop to play with their children.
The knight stooped in a low bow before the Queen.
Jenny stooped to clean the floors.

VerbNet: assuming_position-50,spatial_configuration-47.6
FrameNet: Change_Posture
PropBank: stoop.01

Sense Number 2: condescend, lower oneself

Jerry stooped to the bully's level by engaging in their games.
The Queen stooped to the peasents level as a political ploy.
The President would not stoop to the heckler's level.
People will stoop below themselves on occasion.
The politician stooped below his morals by accepting the bribe.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM

Sense Number 3: be bent over, sagging posture

The old man stooped even when he stood.
People stoop with age.
Old wooden tables stoop from water damage.
Gravity stoops even the strongest spine.
Sculiosis stoops the back even in youth.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Posture
PropBank: NM