droop definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To fold or hang downward: "Their mouth drooped unfortunately, pulled straight down, definitely, because of the plump weight of their jowls” ( Gore Vidal).
    • To flex or droop gradually: flowers drooping into the midday heat.
    • To sag in dejection or fatigue: drooped from lack of sleep.
    • To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or fatigue, want of nourishment, and/or want.
    • to develop weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to-be dispirited or depressed; to languish.
    • To continue downward, or toward a detailed; to decrease.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To let bend or hang down: "He drooped his body over the rail” ( Norman Mailer).
    • To let droop or sink.
  • noun:
    • The act or problem of sagging.
    • something that is limp or drooping; an ailment or posture of drooping
    • A drooping.
    • The act of sagging, or of flexing or hanging down; a drooping position or state.
    • a shape that sags
  • verb:
    • To sink or hang downward; to sag.
    • To slowly come to be limp; to bend slowly.
    • to reduce all passion or glee.
    • hang loosely or laxly
    • become limp
    • droop, sink, or settle from or as if from stress or lack of tautness
  • others:
    • To sink or hang-down; fold or hang downward, as from weakness or exhaustion.
    • To languish from grief or other cause; belong to circumstances of actual weakness.
    • To fail or sink; banner; decline; be dispirited: as, the courage droops; the spirits droop.
    • To have a tendency slowly downward or toward a close.
    • To drip; be damp with liquid.
    • To let sink or hang_down: since, to droop the pinnacle.

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