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Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to walk, move, or stand unsteadily.
2. to falter or begin to give way, as in an argument.
3. to waver or hesitate, as in purpose or resolve.v.t.
4. to cause to reel, totter, or become unsteady.
5. to astonish or shock: a fact that staggers the mind.
6. to cause to waver or falter.
7. to arrange in an alternating pattern: to stagger lunch hours.n.
8. the act of staggering; a reeling or tottering movement.
9. a staggered order or arrangement.
10. staggers, (used with a sing. v.) any of several severe diseases of livestock characterized by a staggering gait.
[1520–30; earlier stacker to reel, Middle English stakeren < Old Norse stakra to reel =stak(a) to stagger + -ra frequentative suffix]
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|Noun||1.||blind staggers - a disease of the central nervous system affecting especially horses and cattle; characterized by an unsteady swaying gait and frequent falling|
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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