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droop

droop

 
 
pronunciation:
drup
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: drooped, drooping, droops
definition 1: to hang or sink down; bend limply.
The plant drooped for lack of water.The sleepy child's eyes fell shut and his head drooped.
 
synonyms:
flag, loll, sag
similar words:
bag, bend, hang down, sink, slump, wilt
definition 2: to feel tired or spiritless.
The team drooped in the second half.
synonyms:
burn out, flag, poop out, tire, weary
similar words:
fade, nod, peter out, sag, wilt, wither
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to let droop.
She drooped the hose over the bushes.
synonyms:
loll
similar words:
drape, hang, sag, slouch
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or state of hanging or sinking down.
I could see by the droop of his shoulders that life had not been kind to him.
synonyms:
sag
similar words:
bend, slack, slump, wilt
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