Cower

Definition of Cower

Cow´er   Pronunciation: kou´ẽr
v. i.1.To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear.
[imp. & p. p. Cowered (kou"ẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cowering.]
Our dame sits cowering o'er a kitchen fire.
- Dryden.
Like falcons, cowering on the nest.
- Goldsmith.
v. t.1.To cherish with care.

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apple-polish, bend, bend the knee, blench, bootlick, bow, bow and scrape, crawl, creep, crouch, dodder, fawn, flatter, get down, grovel, halt, hunch, hunch down, kneel, kowtow, lick the dust, lickspittle, limp, quiver, recoil, scrouch down, shake, shrink, skulk, slink, sneak, squat, stoop, teeter, toadeat, toady, totter, tremble, truckle, wallow, welter
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