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stagger

stag·ger

stagger

 
pronunciation:
stae gr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: staggered, staggering, staggers
definition 1: to walk or stand unsteadily or with a need for support.
The injured man staggered across the room.
synonyms:
hobble, limp, lurch, reel, shamble, stumble, teeter
similar words:
falter, flounder, fumble, pitch, shake, totter, wobble
definition 2: to weaken; falter.
synonyms:
falter, reel, sway, waver
similar words:
groan, hesitate, totter, wobble
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to sway or stand unsteadily.
synonyms:
bowl over, jar, jolt, shake
similar words:
throw, unsettle
definition 2: to shock or stun; astound.
His brilliance staggered me.
synonyms:
astound, bowl over, jolt, reel, shock, stun, stupefy
similar words:
amaze, daze, dumbfound, jar, nonplus, rock, start, throw, unsettle
definition 3: to arrange in regular zigzag rows or patterns.
similar words:
zigzag
definition 4: to schedule or arrange in different time periods.
The management staggers the workers' schedules.
synonyms:
alternate, rotate
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of staggering.
synonyms:
lurch, stumble, totter, wobble
similar words:
teeter
definition 2: a staggered order or pattern.
synonyms:
zigzag
derivation: staggeringly (adv.)
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