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droop

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verb \ˈdrüp\

Definition of droop

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hang or incline downward

  3. 2 :  to sink gradually

  4. 3 :  to become depressed or weakened :  languish

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of droop

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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droop

noun

Definition of droop

  1. :  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>

1647

First Known Use of droop

1647


DROOP Defined for English Language Learners

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droop

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verb \ˈdrüp\

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

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verb \ˈdrüp\

Definition of droop for Students

drooped

drooping

  1. 1 :  to sink, bend, or hang down <The flowers drooped in the hot sun.>

  2. 2 :  to become sad or weak <My spirits drooped.>


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droop

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noun

Definition of droop for Students

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



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