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sag

[sag] /sæg/
verb (used without object), sagged, sagging.
1.
to sink or bend downward by weight or pressure, especially 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.
Nautical.
  1. (of a hull) to droop at the center or have excessive sheer because of structural weakness.
    Compare hog (def 14).
  2. to be driven to leeward; to make too much leeway.
verb (used with object), sagged, sagging.
7.
to cause to sag.
noun
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.
Nautical.
  1. deflection downward of a hull amidships, due to structural weakness.
  2. leeway (def 3).
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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)
Related forms
antisag, adjective
unsagging, adjective
Synonyms
4. weaken, flag, tire, weary.

SAG

[sag] /sæg/
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British Dictionary definitions for sag

sag

/sæɡ/
verb (mainly intransitive) sags, sagging, sagged
1.
(also transitive) to sink or cause to sink in parts, as under weight or pressure: the bed sags in the middle
2.
to fall in value: prices sagged to a new low
3.
to hang unevenly; droop
4.
(of courage, spirits, etc) to weaken; flag
noun
5.
the act or an instance of sagging: a sag in profits
6.
(nautical) the extent to which a vessel's keel sags at the centre Compare hog (sense 6), hogged
7.
  1. a marshy depression in an area of glacial till, chiefly in the US Middle West
  2. (as modifier): sag and swell topography
Word Origin
C15: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish sacka, Dutch zakken, Norwegian dialect sakka to subside, Danish sakke to lag behind
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Word Origin and History for sag
v.

late 14c., possibly from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse sokkva "to sink," or from Middle Low German sacken "to settle, sink" (as dregs in wine), from denasalized derivative of Proto-Germanic base *senkwanan "to sink" (see sink (v.)). A general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Dutch zakken, Swedish sacka, Danish sakke). Of body parts from 1560s; of clothes from 1590s. Related: Sagged; sagging.

n.

1580s, in nautical use, from sag (v.). From 1727 of landforms; 1861 of wires, cables, etc.

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Related Abbreviations for sag

SAG

  1. Sagittarius
  2. Screen Actors Guild
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