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1droop

verb \ˈdrüp\

: to sink, bend, or hang down

: to become sad or weak

Full Definition of DROOP

intransitive verb
1
:  to hang or incline downward
2
:  to sink gradually
3
:  to become depressed or weakened :  languish
transitive verb
:  to let droop
droop·ing·ly \ˈdrü-piŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of DROOP

  1. The flowers were drooping in the hot sun.
  2. Her eyelids drooped as she grew tired.
  3. The tree's branches drooped under the weight of the snow.
  4. His spirits drooped when he didn't get the job.

Origin of DROOP

Middle English drupen, from Old Norse drūpa; akin to Old English dropa drop
First Known Use: 13th century

2droop

noun

Definition of DROOP

:  the condition or appearance of drooping

Examples of DROOP

  1. <tighten the line at the top of the banner so there won't be so much droop>

First Known Use of DROOP

1647
DROOP Defined for Kids

1droop

verb \ˈdrüp\
droopeddroop·ing

Definition of DROOP for Kids

1
:  to sink, bend, or hang down <The flowers drooped in the hot sun.>
2
:  to become sad or weak <My spirits drooped.>

2droop

noun

Definition of DROOP for Kids

:  the condition of hanging or bending down <The dog's tail had a sad droop.>

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