droop

[ droop ]
/ drup /

verb (used without object)

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.

verb (used with object)

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

noun

a sagging, sinking, bending, or hanging down, as from weakness, exhaustion, or lack of support.

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Origin of droop

1300–50; Middle English drupen, drowpen < Old Norse drūpa; akin to drop

OTHER WORDS FROM droop

droop·ing·ly, adverbre·droop, verb (used without object)un·droop·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for drooped

droop
/ (druːp) /

verb

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

noun

the act or state of drooping

Derived forms of droop

drooping, adjectivedroopingly, adverb

Word Origin for droop

C13: from Old Norse drūpa; see drop
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