Definition of cower in English:
Crouch down in fear: children cowered in terror as the shoot-out erupted
More example sentences
- The courtier sat in the corner cowering in fear as a hooded figure with an axe stepped closer.
- He cowered in a hedge fearing she would return to run him over, the Feilding High Court was told.
- Now I am one of those parents, the one who makes the principal cower in fear as she walks through the door.
Middle English: from Middle Low German kūren 'lie in wait', of unknown ultimate origin.
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