sag


sag
sag [sag]
vi.
sagged, sagging [ME saggen, prob. < Scand, akin to Swed sacka, Norw dial. sakka, sagga < IE base * sengw-, to SINK]
1. to sink, bend, or curve, esp. in the middle, from weight or pressure
2. to hang down unevenly or loosely
3. to lose firmness, strength, or intensity; weaken through weariness, age, etc.; droop [sagging spirits]
4. to decline in price, value, sales, etc.
5. Naut. to drift [to sag to leeward]
vt.
to cause to sag
n.
1. the act or an instance of sagging
2. the degree or amount of sagging
3. a place of sagging; sunken or depressed place

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
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