verb (used without object), sagged, sag·ging.
verb (used with object), sagged, sag·ging.
- deflection downward of a hull amidships, due to structural weakness.
- leeway(def 3).
Origin of sag
Examples from the Web for sag
And the series was implausibly shut out by both the Golden Globe and SAG Awards.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I did get to meet Emma Thompson during the audition and I saw her recently at the SAG Awards and she said, “Oh, hello you!”‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, on Her Big Premiere Episode ‘Two Swords’|Marlow Stern|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, of all the precursor awards, the SAG is probably the best indicator of the eventual Oscar winner.
Every SAG Best Actor winner has gone to win the Oscar stretching back to 2003.
Leto remedied the situation with his SAG speech, and remedied it beautifully.
The blocks were just under the proper height by half an inch so that she could neither stand completely nor could she sag.Captives of the Flame|Samuel R. Delany
He managed to reach Sag Harbor, where he found two other escaped prisoners.American Prisoners of the Revolution|Danske Dandridge
But there remained an awkward loop or sag which it was deemed desirable to remove.
They hammered the wood home, but in spite of the whirlwind of blows the door did nothing but sag a little and stick fast.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
"So much money in his pockets it makes him sag, I guess," said the young husband, with bitter admiration.The Turmoil|Booth Tarkington
verb sags, sagging or sagged (mainly intr)
Word Origin for sag
late 14c., possibly from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse sokkva "to sink," or from Middle Low German sacken "to settle, sink" (as dregs in wine), from denasalized derivative of Proto-Germanic base *senkwanan "to sink" (see sink (v.)). A general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Dutch zakken, Swedish sacka, Danish sakke). Of body parts from 1560s; of clothes from 1590s. Related: Sagged; sagging.
1580s, in nautical use, from sag (v.). From 1727 of landforms; 1861 of wires, cables, etc.