sag

[ sag ]
/ sæg /

verb (used without object), sagged, sag·ging.

verb (used with object), sagged, sag·ging.

to cause to sag.

noun

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Origin of sag

1375–1425; late Middle English saggen (v.), probably <Scandinavian; compare Norwegian sagga to move slowly (akin to Low German sacken to sink, Norwegian, Danish sakke,Swedish sacka,Icelandic sakka to slow up, fall behind)

OTHER WORDS FROM sag

an·ti·sag, adjectiveun·sag·ging, adjective

Definition for sag (2 of 2)

SAG
[ sag ]
/ sæg /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for sag

sag
/ (sæɡ) /

verb sags, sagging or sagged (mainly intr)

(also tr) to sink or cause to sink in parts, as under weight or pressurethe bed sags in the middle
to fall in valueprices sagged to a new low
to hang unevenly; droop
(of courage, spirits, etc) to weaken; flag

noun

Word Origin for sag

C15: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish sacka, Dutch zakken, Norwegian dialect sakka to subside, Danish sakke to lag behind
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