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.
- droop·ing·ly, adverb
- re·droop, verb (used without object)
- un·droop·ing, adjective
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How to use droop in a sentence
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.
When she did this, and drooped the corners of her mouth, she was very engaging, and the young man tingled all over with pity.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
The smile was still on his lips when his head drooped on a piece of ice, and he sank into a deep slumber.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Trade and commerce drooped daily, and the revenue melted away rapidly every year.
Mrs. Corney drooped her head when the beadle said this, and the beadle drooped his to get a view of Mrs. Corneys face.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
Lowell put his arm about her waist, and she drooped toward him, but recovered herself with an effort.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for droop
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
- drooping, adjective
- droopingly, adverb
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