- 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 drooped
People's attention spans have drooped a lot, it's pretty much the consensus, so you have to do stuff like that to keep it fresh.Star Wars YouTube Battle
December 28, 2009
After the marriage of his daughter he for some time moped and drooped.Night and Morning, Complete
Miss Mullet drooped a weary eyelid and sighed a hopeless sigh.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
Slowly he drooped his head, and sat there considering, weighing, chin on breast.Captain Blood
The two men looked into each other's eyes and Daniel's drooped.Melomaniacs
His eyelids were beating rapidly, then drooped for an instant.End of the Tether
- 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 drooped
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.