sag
/sag/, v., sagged, sagging, n.
v.i.
1. to sink or bend downward by weight or pressure, esp. in the middle: The roof sags.
2. to hang down unevenly; droop: Her skirt was sagging.
3. to droop; hang loosely: His shoulders sagged.
4. to yield through weakness, lack of effort, or the like: Our spirits began to sag.
5. to decline, as in price: The stock market sagged today.
6. Naut.
a. (of a hull) to droop at the center or have excessive sheer because of structural weakness. Cf. hog (def. 16).
b. to be driven to leeward; to make too much leeway.
v.t.
7. to cause to sag.
n.
8. an act or instance of sagging.
9. the degree of sagging.
10. a place where anything sags; depression.
11. a moderate decline in prices.
12. Naut.
a. deflection downward of a hull amidships, due to structural weakness.
b. leeway (def. 3).
[1375-1425; late ME saggen (v.), prob. < Scand; cf. Norw sagga to move slowly (akin to LG sacken to sink, Norw, Dan sakke, Sw sacka, Icel sakka to slow up, fall behind)]
Syn. 4. weaken, flag, tire, weary.

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