Sag meaning

săg
Sag is defined as to drop down, droop or hang down unevenly.

An example of sag is for the middle of a bed to start caving in.

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To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience.

My spirits sagged after I had been rejected for the job.

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To decline, as in value or price.

Stock prices sagged after a short rally.

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To sink, droop, or settle from pressure or weight.
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(nautical) To drift to leeward.
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To wear one's pants with the waist below the hips, so that one's underwear is visible.
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To cause to sag.
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A sagging area; a depression.
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A decline, as in monetary value.
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(nautical) A drift to leeward.
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To sink, bend, or curve, esp. in the middle, from weight or pressure.
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To hang down unevenly or loosely.
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To lose firmness, strength, or intensity; weaken through weariness, age, etc.; droop.

Sagging spirits.

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To decline in price, value, sales, etc.
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(naut.) To drift.

To sag to leeward.

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To cause to sag.
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The act or an instance of sagging.
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The degree or amount of sagging.
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A place of sagging; sunken or depressed place.
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Screen Actors Guild.
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(1) A momentary drop in voltage from the power source. Contrast with spike.
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The state of sinking or bending; sagging.
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The difference in elevation of a wire, cable, chain or rope suspended between two consecutive points.
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The difference height or depth between the vertex and the rim of a curved surface, specifically used for optical elements such as a mirror or lens.
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To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
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(figuratively) To lose firmness, elasticity, vigor, or a thriving state; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
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To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.
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To cause to bend or give way; to load.
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(informal) To wear one's trousers so that their top is well below the waist.
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Alternative form of saag.
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(on a letter), Saint Anthony Guard (Guide).
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The definition of a sag is an act of drooping, bending or sinking, or a sunken place.

An example of a sag is a huge depression in the ground.

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Origin of sag

  • Middle English saggen probably of Scandinavian origin Swedish sacka to sink

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From late Middle English saggen, probably of Scandinavian/Old Norse origin (compare Norwegian sagga (“move slowly")); probably akin to Danish and Norwegian sakke, Swedish sacka, Icelandic sakka, Old Norse sokkva. Cf. also Low German sacken, Dutch zakken.

    From Wiktionary