Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: stagger
IPA transcription: [st'æɡɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: lurch, stumble, stagger
    Meaning: an unsteady uneven gait
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen
    Meaning: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
  • Synonyms: stagger, flounder
    Meaning: walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
  • Synonyms: stagger, distribute
    Meaning: to arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"
Usage examples
  • The thought of a forfeited reward seemed to stagger the boy.
  • The rose did caper on her cheek, Her bodice rose and fell, Her pretty speech, like drunken men, Did stagger pitiful.
  • We stagger in the attempt to keep our moral equilibrium, and see forerunners of the tempest in every cloud that floats on the horizon.
  • Twice whilst engaged in this task I had literally to lean against the wind with head bent and face averted and so stagger crab-like on my course.
  • To see me stagger out of my perfectly nice bed at six o'clock every morning now would wring the sternest heart with compassion and admiration at my faithfulness--to whom?
  • Out for exercise at this time I was obliged to lean against the wind, my light overall clothes flapping wildly and almost dragged from me; later when the wind rose again it was quite an effort to stagger back to the hut against it.
  • Through the doorway one can see endless piles of costly stuffs stored safely away, and from these piles the boys select the required fabric, loading themselves down with them so that they can barely stagger under the weights that they carry.