HyperDic: stagger

English > 5 senses of the word stagger:
VERBmotionstagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careenwalk as if unable to control one's movements
motionstagger, flounderwalk with great difficulty
contactstagger, distributeto arrange in a systematic order
emotionstaggerastound or overwhelm, as with shock
NOUNactstagger, lurch, stumblean unsteady uneven gait
stagger > pronunciation
Soundsstae'ger
Rhymesagar ... younger: 63 rhymes with ger...
English > stagger: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn unsteady uneven gait.
Synonymslurch, stumble
BroadergaitA person's manner of walking
Spanishbamboleo, bandazo, tambaleo, titubeo, tropiezo
Catalantentineig, tentines, titubar, titubejar
Verbsstaggerwalk as if unable to control one's movements
staggerwalk with great difficulty
English > stagger: 5 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningwalk as if unable to control one's movements.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The drunken man staggered into the room"
Synonymsreel, keel, lurch, swag, careen
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Spanishtambalearse, titubear, vacilar
Catalantitubar, trontollar, vacil·lar
Nounsstaggeran unsteady uneven gait
staggerersomeone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
English > stagger: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningwalk with great difficulty.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children stagger to the playground
Example"He staggered along in the heavy snow"
Synonymflounder
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Spanishforcejear
Nounsstaggeran unsteady uneven gait
English > stagger: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningTo arrange in a systematic order.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"
Synonymdistribute
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
Spanishamontonar, apilar, distribuir, hacinar
Catalanagarberar, amuntegar-se, amuntegar, apilar, apilonar
English > stagger: 5 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaningastound or overwhelm, as with shock.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake"
Broaderoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Spanishanonadar, asombrar, consternar, sorprender
Catalanconfondre, deixar estupefacte, esbalair, sorprendre

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