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droop

verb \ ˈdrüp \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

droopingly

play \ˈdrü-piŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of droop in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of droop from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of droop

Middle English drupen, from Old Norse drūpa; akin to Old English dropa drop

droop Synonyms

Synonyms
flag, hang, loll, sag, swag, wilt
Related Words
slouch, slump; cave (in), collapse, crumple, drop, fall, sink, subside, yield
Near Antonyms
distend, stiffen; rise, straighten, unbend, uncurl

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droop

noun

Definition of droop

:the condition or appearance of drooping

Examples of droop in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of droop from the Web

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First Known Use of droop

1647

droop Synonyms


DROOP Defined for English Language Learners

droop

verb

Definition of droop for English Language Learners

  • : to sink, bend, or hang down

  • : to become sad or weak


DROOP Defined for Kids

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droop

verb \ ˈdrüp \

Definition of droop for Students

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

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droop

noun

Definition of droop for Students

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


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