Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cower

2 senses of cower

Sense 1
huddle, cower -- (crouch or curl up; "They huddled outside in the rain")
       => crouch, stoop, bend, bow -- (bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse")

Sense 2
fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel -- (show submission or fear)
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

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