sag [sag] /sæg/ Show IPA verb, sagged, sagging, noun
verb (used without object)
to sink or bend downward by weight or pressure, especially in the middle:
The roof sags.
to hang down unevenly; droop:
Her skirt was sagging.
to droop; hang loosely:
His shoulders sagged.
to yield through weakness, lack of effort, or the like:
Our spirits began to sag.
to decline, as in price:
The stock market sagged today.
(of a hull) to droop at the center or have excessive sheer because of structural weakness.
to be driven to leeward; to make too much leeway.
an act or instance of sagging.
the degree of sagging.
a place where anything sags; depression.
a moderate decline in prices.
deflection downward of a hull amidships, due to structural weakness.
leeway (def 3).
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)
4. weaken, flag, tire, weary.