intransitive verb sagged, sagging
- 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
ME saggen, prob. < Scand, akin to Swed sacka, Norw dial. sakka, sagga < IE base *sengw-, to sink