WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
droop /drup/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- 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.
- to fall into a weakened or dispirited state;
fade:[no object]Our spirits drooped.
droop•i•ness, n. [uncountable]
droop•y, adj., -i•er, -i•est :You look a little droopy; are you feeling OK?
- 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.
(dro̅o̅p),USA pronunciation v.i.
- to sag, sink, bend, or hang down, as from weakness, exhaustion, or lack of support.
- to fall into a state of physical weakness;
- to lose spirit or courage.
- to descend, as the sun;
- to let sink or drop:an eagle drooping its wings.
- a sagging, sinking, bending, or hanging down, as from weakness, exhaustion, or lack of support.
- 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
- to sag or allow to sag, as from weakness or exhaustion; hang down; sink
- (intransitive) to be overcome by weariness; languish; flag
- (intransitive) to lose courage; become dejected
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old Norse drūpa; see dropˈdrooping adj
- the act or state of drooping
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