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4 definitions found
 for cower
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cower \Cow"er\ (kou"[~e]r), v. t.
     To cherish with care. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cower \Cow"er\ (kou"[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cowered
     (kou"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cowering.] [Cf. Icel. kera to
     doze, liequiet, Sw. kura, Dan. kure, G. kauern to cower, W.
     cwrian.]
     To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to
     quail; to sink through fear.
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           Our dame sits cowering o'er a kitchen fire. --Dryden.
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           Like falcons, cowering on the nest.      --Goldsmith.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cower
      v 1: crouch or curl up; "They huddled outside in the rain" [syn:
           huddle, cower]
      2: show submission or fear [syn: fawn, crawl, creep,
         cringe, cower, grovel]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "cower":
     apple-polish, bend, bend the knee, blench, bootlick, bow,
     bow and scrape, crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, dodder, fawn,
     flatter, flinch, get down, grovel, halt, hunch, hunch down, kneel,
     kowtow, lick the dust, lickspittle, limp, quail, quiver, recoil,
     scrouch down, shake, shrink, skulk, slink, sneak, squat, stoop,
     teeter, toadeat, toady, totter, tremble, truckle, wallow, welter,
     wince
  
  

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