How to Pronounce cower?

Correct pronunciation for the word "cower" is [kˈa͡ʊə], [kˈa‍ʊə], [k_ˈaʊ_ə].

"Cower" in context

Cower is a verb that is used to describe a person or animal in a state of submission or afraid of being threatened or harmed. The word can be used to describe the feeling of being overwhelmed and thus, lowering one's body position in order to protect oneself. Cowering behavior is often seen in animals when they fear a predator, or in humans when they feel threatened. It is an instinctive action and in humans, it often involves crouching down with hands over the head, making oneself smaller and less visible. Cowering is an effective survival tactic and when an individual is unable to flee from the threat, it is a natural response.

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