WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
droop /drup/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to (cause to) sag, sink, or hang down, such as from exhaustion: [no object]The flowers drooped in the heat.[+ object]an eagle drooping its wings.
  2. to fall into a weakened or dispirited state;
    flag;
    fade:[no object]Our spirits drooped.

n. [countable]
  1. a sagging, sinking, bending, or hanging down, as from lack of support:The droop of her shoulders told me immediately how the test had gone.
droop•i•ness, n. [uncountable]
droop•y, adj.,  -i•er, -i•est :You look a little droopy; are you feeling OK?

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
droop  (dro̅o̅p),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to sag, sink, bend, or hang down, as from weakness, exhaustion, or lack of support.
  2. to fall into a state of physical weakness;
    flag;
    fail.
  3. to lose spirit or courage.
  4. to descend, as the sun;
    sink.

v.t. 
  1. to let sink or drop:an eagle drooping its wings.

n. 
  1. a sagging, sinking, bending, or hanging down, as from weakness, exhaustion, or lack of support.
drooping•ly, adv. 
  • Old Norse drūpa; akin to drop
  • Middle English drupen, drowpen 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged flag, languish.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged weaken, decline, faint, wilt, wither, fade.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

droop /druːp/ vb
  1. to sag or allow to sag, as from weakness or exhaustion; hang down; sink
  2. (intransitive) to be overcome by weariness; languish; flag
  3. (intransitive) to lose courage; become dejected
n
  1. the act or state of drooping
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old Norse drūpa; see drop

ˈdrooping adj



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