- to sag, sink, bend, or hang down, as from weakness, exhaustion, or lack of support.
- to fall into a state of physical weakness; flag; fail.
- to lose spirit or courage.
- to descend, as the sun; sink.
- 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.
Origin of droop
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Examples from the Web for droop
But the tempter came, and from that time she began to droop.
It is a toss of the head and a droop of the eyes if I say one word of what is in my mind.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
The more intense his thinking, the slacker was the droop of his lower jaw.The Secret Agent
As soon as Freya was gone, the flowers began to droop their heads.Opera Stories from Wagner
There was a droop to Evadna's shoulders, and a tremble to her mouth.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
- to sag or allow to sag, as from weakness or exhaustion; hang down; sink
- (intr) to be overcome by weariness; languish; flag
- (intr) to lose courage; become dejected
- the act or state of drooping
Word Origin and History for droop
early 13c., from Old Norse drupa "to drop, sink, hang (the head)," from Proto-Germanic *drup-, from PIE *dhreu-, related to Old English dropian "to drop" (see drip). Related: Drooped; drooping. As a noun, from 1640s.