sag


1sag

verb \ˈsag\

: to bend or hang down in the middle especially because of weight or weakness

: to become weaker or fewer

saggedsag·ging

Full Definition of SAG

intransitive verb
1
:  to droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
2
a :  to lose firmness, resiliency, or vigor <spirits sagging from overwork>
b :  to decline especially from a thriving state
3
:  drift
4
:  to fail to stimulate or retain interest
transitive verb
:  to cause to sag :  leave slack in

Examples of SAG

  1. The roof is sagging in the middle.
  2. The economy began to sag.
  3. As all our efforts failed, our spirits sagged.

Origin of SAG

Middle English saggen; akin to Middle Low German sacken to sink, Norwegian dialect sakka
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SAG

2sag

noun

Definition of SAG

1
:  a tendency to drift (as of a ship to leeward)
2
a :  a sagging part <the sag in a rope>
b :  a drop or depression below the surrounding area
c :  an instance or amount of sagging
3
:  a temporary decline (as in the price of a commodity)

Examples of SAG

  1. <if there's too much sag in the rod, the curtains will drag on the floor>

First Known Use of SAG

1580

SAG

abbreviation

Definition of SAG

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