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droop

 (dro͞op)
v. drooped, droop·ing, droops
v.intr.
1. To bend or hang downward: "His mouth drooped sadly, pulled down, no doubt, by the plump weight of his jowls" (Gore Vidal).
2. To bend or sag gradually: flowers drooping in the midday heat.
3. To sag in dejection or exhaustion: drooped from lack of sleep.
v.tr.
To let bend or hang down: "He drooped his body over the rail" (Norman Mailer).
n.
The act or condition of drooping.

[Middle English droupen, from Old Norse drūpa; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

droop′i·ly, droop′ing·ly adv.
droop′y adj.

droop

(druːp)
vb
1. to sag or allow to sag, as from weakness or exhaustion; hang down; sink
2. (intr) to be overcome by weariness; languish; flag
3. (intr) to lose courage; become dejected
n
the act or state of drooping
[C13: from Old Norse drūpa; see drop]
ˈdrooping adj
ˈdroopingly adv

droop

(drup)

v.i.
1. to sag, sink, bend, or hang down, as from exhaustion or lack of support.
2. to fall into a weakened or disspirited state; flag; fade.
3. to descend; sink.
v.t.
4. to let sink or drop: an eagle drooping its wings.
n.
5. a sagging, sinking, bending, or hanging down, as from exhaustion.
[1300–50; Middle English drupen,drowpen < Old Norse drūpa; akin to drop]
droop′ing•ly, adv.

droop


Past participle: drooped
Gerund: drooping

Imperative
droop
droop
Present
I droop
you droop
he/she/it droops
we droop
you droop
they droop
Preterite
I drooped
you drooped
he/she/it drooped
we drooped
you drooped
they drooped
Present Continuous
I am drooping
you are drooping
he/she/it is drooping
we are drooping
you are drooping
they are drooping
Present Perfect
I have drooped
you have drooped
he/she/it has drooped
we have drooped
you have drooped
they have drooped
Past Continuous
I was drooping
you were drooping
he/she/it was drooping
we were drooping
you were drooping
they were drooping
Past Perfect
I had drooped
you had drooped
he/she/it had drooped
we had drooped
you had drooped
they had drooped
Future
I will droop
you will droop
he/she/it will droop
we will droop
you will droop
they will droop
Future Perfect
I will have drooped
you will have drooped
he/she/it will have drooped
we will have drooped
you will have drooped
they will have drooped
Future Continuous
I will be drooping
you will be drooping
he/she/it will be drooping
we will be drooping
you will be drooping
they will be drooping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drooping
you have been drooping
he/she/it has been drooping
we have been drooping
you have been drooping
they have been drooping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drooping
you will have been drooping
he/she/it will have been drooping
we will have been drooping
you will have been drooping
they will have been drooping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drooping
you had been drooping
he/she/it had been drooping
we had been drooping
you had been drooping
they had been drooping
Conditional
I would droop
you would droop
he/she/it would droop
we would droop
you would droop
they would droop
Past Conditional
I would have drooped
you would have drooped
he/she/it would have drooped
we would have drooped
you would have drooped
they would have drooped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.droop - a shape that sagsdroop - a shape that sags; "there was a sag in the chair seat"
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
Verb1.droop - droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
drop down, sink, drop - fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
slouch, slump - assume a drooping posture or carriage
bag - hang loosely, like an empty bag
2.droop - hang loosely or laxly; "His tongue lolled"
dangle, swing, drop - hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
3.droop - become limpdroop - become limp; "The flowers wilted"  
decay, dilapidate, crumble - fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"

droop

verb
1. sag, drop, hang (down), sink, bend, dangle, fall down a young man with a drooping moustache
2. flag, decline, fade, slump, diminish, wither, wilt, languish Support for him is beginning to droop amongst voters.

droop

verb
1. To hang limply, loosely, and carelessly:
2. To become limp, as from loss of freshness:
Translations
يَتَدَلّىيَتَهَدَّل
sklánět sevadnout
hængehænge ned
lehervadlekonyul
drúpa, hanga niîurdrúpandi
nusvertinusvirtinuvystisvirti
nokarātiesnokārtnovīst
skláňať sa
eğ meksark maksarkmak

droop

[druːp]
A. VI [head] → inclinarse; [shoulders] → encorvarse; [flower] → marchitarse
his spirits droopedquedó abatido or desanimado
B. VTinclinar, dejar caer (over por)

droop

[ˈdruːp] vi
[plant] → commencer à se faner
[eyelids, shoulders] → tomber

droop

vi
(lit, person) → vornübergebeugt stehen, krumm stehen, sich schlecht halten; (shoulders)hängen; (head)herunterfallen; (eyelids)herunterhängen; (with sleepiness) → zufallen; (flowers)die Köpfe hängen lassen; (feathers, one’s hand, breasts)schlaff herunterhängen; (rope, roof etc)durchhängen
(fig, one’s interest, energy) → erlahmen; (audience etc)erschlaffen, schlaff werden; his spirits were beginning to droopsein Mut begann zu schwinden or sinken; the heat made him droopdie Hitze machte ihn schlaff or matt
vt headhängen lassen
n (lit, of body) → Gebeugtsein nt; (of eyelids)Schwere f; I recognized her by the familiar droop of her shouldersich habe sie an ihren hängenden Schultern erkannt

droop

[druːp] vi (head) → chinarsi; (with sleep) → cadere; (shoulders) → piegarsi; (flower, plant) → afflosciarsi; (person) → abbattersi
she was drooping with tiredness → cascava di stanchezza
his spirits drooped → si è molto abbattuto, si è avvilito

droop

(druːp) verb
1. to (cause to) hang down. The willows drooped over the pond.
2. (of a plant) to flop from lack of water. a vase of drooping flowers.

droop

vi (eyelids, etc.) caerse (los párpados, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
One saw it in the lines of her figure, the make and motion of her hands, the flow of her dress, the droop of her hair, unconscious yet harmonious, and as attractive to many as beauty itself.
Already the woman's naturally tall figure had begun to droop and to drag itself listlessly about.
Edmond could feel again the folds of the girl's soft white gown, and see the droop of the angel-sleeves as she circled her fair arms about his neck.
Like thee and thine, venerable chief," she continued, pressing her hands convulsively on her heart, and suffering her head to droop until her burning cheeks were nearly concealed in the maze of dark, glossy tresses that fell in disorder upon her shoulders, "the curse of my ancestors has fallen heavily on their child.
But as it existed now, the effect was painful and made Phoebe droop her eyes.
When they were within thirty yards of me they let their long lances droop to a level, depressed their mailed heads, and so, with their horse-hair plumes streaming straight out behind, most gallant to see, this lightning express came tearing for me
In the most forlorn and arid and dismal one of all, where the racked and splintered debris was thickest, where the ancient patches of snow lay against the very path, where the winds blew bitterest and the general aspect was mournfulest and dreariest, and furthest from any suggestion of cheer or hope, I found a solitary wee forget-me-not flourishing away, not a droop about it anywhere, but holding its bright blue star up with the prettiest and gallantest air in the world, the only happy spirit, the only smiling thing, in all that grisly desert.
Now the thing for YOU to do is to droop your tails and go home and crawl in a hole.
She closed her eyes, and let her fair head droop softly.
He makes dreadful mouths as he rules the ciphering-book; and now he throws his eye sideways down our lane, and we all droop over our books and tremble.
Someone was singing, a dull, old, droning sailor's song, with a droop and a quaver at the end of every verse, and seemingly no end to it at all but the patience of the singer.
The hair would lose its brightness, the mouth would gape or droop, would be foolish or gross, as the mouths of old men are.