/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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