Complete Definition of "stagger"

English

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æɡÉ(r)|-æɡÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.
  2. A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; apoplectic or sleepy staggers.
  3. Bewilderment; perplexity.

Translations
trans-top|An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing
Finnish: hoipertelu
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trans-top|A disease of horses and other animals
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trans-top|Bewilderment; perplexity
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness; to sway; to reel or totter.
  2. To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.
  3. To begin to doubt and waver in purposes; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.
  4. To cause to reel or totter.
  5. To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
  6. To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.
  7. To walk in an awkward, drunken fashion

Translations
trans-top|to move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in standing or walking
Finnish: hoiperrella, horjua
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Portuguese: cambalear
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trans-top|to begin to doubt and waver in pusposes
Finnish: epäröidä, horjua
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Portuguese: hesitar
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trans-top|to walk in an awkward, drunken fashion
Portuguese: cambalear
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ttbc|French: tituber(4), quinconce, en (6)

See also
staggers

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