Variant of sag
- to sink, bend, or curve, esp. in the middle, from weight or pressure
- to hang down unevenly or loosely
- to lose firmness, strength, or intensity; weaken through weariness, age, etc.; droop: sagging spirits
- to decline in price, value, sales, etc.
- Naut. to drift: to sag to leeward
Origin: Middle English saggen, probably from Scand, akin to Swedish sacka, Norwegian dialect, dialectal sakka, sagga from Indo-European base an unverified form sengw-, to sink
- the act or an instance of sagging
- the degree or amount of sagging
- ☆ a place of sagging; sunken or depressed place
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