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 ?
It is a lengthy business and rather dangerous, for the long, sagging line may twitch a boat under in a flash.
For a few seconds Mimi saw it as it rushed along the sagging line to the kite.
I noticed that, though he came so punctually, he seldom received anything but a copy of the Bettsbridge Eagle, which he put without a glance into his sagging pocket.
She was sitting in the chair in which Norah had sat and wept, and like her she hid her face on the back of it, towards the side where there was a little bump formed by the sagging in the middle, where the head had rested.
Inaudible, but convincing, the great inventor expounded his discovery, and sent his obedient little model of the trains of the future up gradients, round curves, and across a sagging wire.
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.
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.
We saw his grizzled mustache, the bald spot on his head, the puff-sacks under his eyes, the sagging cheeks, the heavy dewlap, the general tiredness and staleness and fatness, all the collapse and ruin of a man who had once been strong but who had lived too easily and too well.