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sag

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verb \ˈsag\

Definition of sag

sagged

sagging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

  3. 2a :  to lose firmness, resiliency, or vigor <spirits sagging from overwork>b :  to decline especially from a thriving state

  4. 3 :  drift

  5. 4 :  to fail to stimulate or retain interest

  6. transitive verb
  7. :  to cause to sag :  leave slack in

Examples of sag in a sentence

  1. The roof is sagging in the middle.

  2. The economy began to sag.

  3. As all our efforts failed, our spirits sagged.

Origin and Etymology of sag

Middle English saggen; akin to Middle Low German sacken to sink, Norwegian dialect sakka


First Known Use: 14th century


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sag

noun

Definition of sag

  1. 1 :  a tendency to drift (as of a ship to leeward)

  2. 2a :  a sagging part <the sag in a rope>b :  a drop or depression below the surrounding areac :  an instance or amount of sagging

  3. 3 :  a temporary decline (as in the price of a commodity)

Examples of sag in a sentence

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

1580

First Known Use of sag

1580


SAG

abbreviation

Definition of SAG

  1. Screen Actors Guild


SAG Defined for English Language Learners

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sag

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verb \ˈsag\

Definition of sag for English Language Learners

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

  • : to become weaker or fewer


SAG Defined for Kids

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sag

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verb \ˈsag\

Definition of sag for Students

sagged

sagging

  1. 1 :  to sink, settle, or hang below the natural or right level <The roof sags in the middle.>

  2. 2 :  to become less firm or strong <As all our efforts failed, our spirits sagged.>


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Definition of sag for Students

  1. :  a part or area that sinks or hangs below the natural or right level


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