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stag·ger

stagger

 
 
pronunciation:
stae gr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: staggers, staggering, staggered
definition 1: to walk or stand in an unsteady way or with a need for support.
He staggered in the dark until he found the light.
synonyms:
hobble, limp, lurch, reel, stumble
similar words:
falter, flounder, fumble, pitch, shake, totter, wobble
definition 2: to shock or stun.
The news that he had won the money staggered him.
synonyms:
astound, bowl over, shock, stun
similar words:
amaze, daze, jar, start, throw
definition 3: to schedule or arrange at different times.
My parents stagger the days that my brother and I have to do the dishes.
synonyms:
alternate, rotate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of staggering.
synonyms:
lurch, stumble
derivation: staggeringly (adv.)
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