sagging


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sag

 (săg)
v. sagged, sag·ging, sags
v.intr.
1. To sink, droop, or settle from pressure or weight.
2. To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience: My spirits sagged after I had been rejected for the job.
3. To decline, as in value or price: Stock prices sagged after a short rally.
4. Nautical To drift to leeward.
5. To wear one's pants with the waist below the hips, so that one's underwear is visible.
v.tr.
To cause to sag.
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of sagging.
b. The degree or extent to which something sags.
2.
a. A sagging or drooping part or area: tried to brush out the paint sags.
b. A sunken area of land; a depression.
3. A sagging area; a depression.
4. A decline, as in monetary value.
5. Nautical A drift to leeward.

[Middle English saggen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish sacka, to sink.]

sag′gy adj.

sagging

(ˈsæɡɪŋ)
adj
1. falling in value
2. (of courage, spirits, etc) weakening; flagging
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sagging - hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
lax - lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "a lax rope"; "a limp handshake"
Translations

sagging

[ˈsægɪŋ] ADJ [ground] → hundido; [beam] → combado; [cheek] → fofo; [rope] → flojo; [gate, hemline, breasts] → caído; [shoulders] → encorvado

sagging

adj
ceiling, beam, ropedurchhängend; armchairdurchgesessen
skinschlaff; sagging stomach/bosom/cheeksHängebauch m/-busen m/-backen pl
(fig) moralesinkend; a drink will revive his sagging spiritsein Drink wird seine Stimmung wieder heben

sagging

[ˈsægɪŋ] adj (ceiling) → incurvato/a; (rope) → allentato/a; (breasts) → cadente (fig) (spirits) → a terra
References in classic literature ?
We're sagging south on the Long Trail--the trail that is always new.
Martin glanced at her and verified her statement in her general slovenly appearance, in the unhealthy fat, in the drooping shoulders, the tired face with the sagging lines, and in the heavy fall of her feet, without elasticity - a very caricature of the walk that belongs to a free and happy body.
For a few seconds Mimi saw it as it rushed along the sagging line to the kite.
Then Daylight, urged on by Dede's solicitude, uttered a low threatening cry; and Wolf, drooping and sagging in all the body of him in token of his instant return to man's allegiance, slunk off behind the barn.
While the Anti-Sag Index cannot be associated with a particular sag length using these results, the average sag lengths measured at each angle are on the same order as the threshold considered acceptable for sagging.
Sagging is a defect caused by gravity-driven flow on vertical surfaces.