Fear and fight

cower
(v)
COW-ǝr
Meaning

crouch or shrink in fear

1st Sample Sentence

Because they have been regularly beaten and chased off all their lives, stray dogs normally cower from every stranger who comes near them.

Mnemonics

Cower sounds like "cover. " If you are escaping from someone, you will try to cover yourself in fear. A coward cowers from fear while the bold and the brave do not.

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