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stag·ger

 (stăg′ər)
v. stag·gered, stag·ger·ing, stag·gers
v.intr.
To move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight; totter. See Synonyms at blunder.
v.tr.
1. To cause to totter, sway, or reel: The blow staggered him.
2. To astonish, shock, or overwhelm: a teacher staggered by a former student's accomplishments; a company staggered by increases in energy costs.
3. To place on or as if on alternating sides of a center line; set in a zigzag row or rows: theater seats that were staggered for clear viewing.
4. To arrange in alternating or overlapping time periods: staggered the nurses' shifts.
5. To arrange (the wings of a biplane) so that the leading edge of one wing is either ahead of or behind the leading edge of the other wing.
6. Sports To arrange (the start of a race) with the starting point in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.
n.
1. A tottering, swaying, or reeling motion.
2. A staggered pattern, arrangement, or order.
3. staggers(used with a sing. verb) Any of various diseases in animals, especially horses, cattle, or other domestic animals, that are characterized by a lack of coordination in moving, a staggering gait, and frequent falling.

[Alteration of Middle English stakeren, from Old Norse stakra, frequentative of staka, to push.]

stag′ger·er n.
stag′ger·y adj.
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staggered

(ˈstæɡəd)
adj
shocked, overwhelmed, or astounded
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staggered

adjective astounded, amazed, stunned, surprised, shocked, shaken, overwhelmed, astonished, confounded, taken aback, bowled over (informal), dumbfounded, flabbergasted, stupefied, nonplussed, struck dumb, throw off balance I was simply staggered by the heat of the Argentine high-summer.
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staggered

[ˈstægəd] ADJ
1. (= amazed) → anonadado, pasmado
I was staggered to learn I'd won first prizeme quedé anonadado or pasmado al enterarme de que había ganado el primer premio
I was staggered to hear that (= dismayed) → me consterné al saber que ...
2. [hours, junction] → escalonado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

staggered

[ˈstægərd] adj (= astounded) → stupéfait(e)
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staggered

adj
(= amazed)verblüfft, platt (inf)
working hours etcgestaffelt, gestuft; they work staggered hoursihre Arbeitszeit ist gestaffelt; a staggered junctioneine Kreuzung mit versetzt angeordneten Straßen; a staggered startein versetzter Start; (in time) → ein zeitlich gestaffelter Start
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

staggered

[ˈstægəd] adj
a. (amazed) → sbalordito/a, stupefatto/a
b. (hours, holidays) → scaglionato/a
staggered working hours → orario di lavoro scaglionato or diversificato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Pophristic spent 5 years crunching calculations with a supercomputer to figure out what underlies the stability of ethane's staggered conformation. First, she mathematically modeled ethane and removed the parts of the calculations that relate to the steric effect.