Adjective "sagging" definition and examples

(Sagging may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/saɡ/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Sink, subside, or bulge downwards under weight or pressure or through lack of strength.
  1. 'the bed sagged in the middle'
  2. 'I let out a long breath and sagged against the desk.'
  3. 'Fueled by my sister's incessant shopping, every surface sags under the weight of knick-knacks and geegaws.'
  4. 'Having finally found the locker room in the basement of the police station, Sam made sure he was alone, then sagged against one wall.'
  5. 'She sagged against him, letting him support her weight.'
  6. 'Tom Piper sagged against the glass counter near the cash register.'
  7. 'She sagged against me, using my supernatural strength as a wall against her drooping form.'
  8. 'Alexander sagged against the counter and relaxed.'
  9. 'I wheezed out a puff of air and then gradually sagged down along with my body.'
  10. 'The shelves of our bookshops are sagging under the weight of publications that offer alternative therapies for our maladies - but usually with a religious world-view or technique behind them.'
  11. 'I felt my body sagging beneath me, and I could barely stand upright.'
  12. 'Once inside, he closed the door behind him, and sagged against the stout wood.'
  13. 'She moved to help me off my knees and back to the bed where I sagged down.'
  14. 'stockings which sagged at the knees'
  15. 'It is the central point of your body and, if you are male, by the time you get to 35, it is usually beginning to sag, hanging over your trousers and adding an extra half-dozen to the six-pack you were once so proud of.'
  16. 'Photoaging involves the premature aging of skin, evidenced by mottling, wrinkling, and sagging caused by a compromise of the elastic tissue.'
  17. 'Any slight injury to the facial nerve can cause the face to droop or sag.'
  18. 'With deft fingers, she carefully sculpted the whitish-gray mass into a semblance of a man, a fat, chunky man with sagging limbs, but a man nonetheless.'
  19. 'Too, she likes the disarray of rehearsal clothes - wrapped sweaters, sagging leg warmers, torn practice tutus.'
  20. 'Those trousers sagged so low beneath his ample waist it appeared as if at any moment they might fall about his ankles.'
  21. 'Clothes that pull, sag, buckle or droop add pounds, so when trying out something, dance and twirl around the dressing room.'
  22. 'She was bordering on anorexic and her tiny breasts sagged beneath her shirt.'
  23. 'Wrinkles and sagging cheeks are a thing of the past.'
  24. 'On the other hand: if the muscle-bound dude's tank top looks like it has been through the wash about 50 times, and if it's a bit loose, and sagging or drooping in the wrong places - then yes, maybe.'
Decline to a lower level, usually temporarily.
  1. 'Voltage sags are the most common power quality problem.'
  2. 'Yet the level of political interest sagged in inverse relation to the proliferation of candidates.'
  3. 'Unemployment averages 8.9%, retail sales are sagging, and euro zone manufacturing production shrank in April.'
  4. 'Afterwards, the American team became discouraged by the loss and their morale sagged.'
  5. 'The man who rebuilt sagging fortunes at TCU and Alabama, among other stops, was shellshocked by last year's 4-8 disaster.'
  6. 'Sales have sagged recently, but the Hummer H2 is Detroit's biggest aftermarket success story.'
  7. 'Proponents say biofuels could help end our dependence on oil imports, boost a sagging agriculture industry and reduce environmental damage caused by burning fossil fuels.'
  8. 'The past year's sagging economy has caused many schools to retool their recruiting tactics, according to findings in a new national survey released last month.'
  9. 'And getting 20 to 25 minutes against reserves could be the perfect tonic for Tinsley's sagging confidence.'
  10. 'Despite this stellar past, Howard's law school has struggled in recent years with sagging enrollment and lackluster bar exam passage rates of its students.'

noun

A downward curve or bulge in a structure caused by weakness or excessive weight or pressure.
  1. 'But then like millions of others who enjoyed a great young life, I decided to accept middle age, with its wrinkles and sags gracefully, and throw the bikinis away.'
  2. 'There's a bit of a sag in the middle of the album, but on the whole Hail To The Thief is a noticeably more inspiring record than Kid A or Amnesiac.'
  3. 'Clinging ferociously to the golden days of your youth only illuminates your jowls and sags more brightly, my friend.'
  4. 'Look for areas where the fasteners may have pulled loose, and for any sags in the gutter run.'
  5. 'Targets ride on an enclosed monorail which prevents the sag and bounce associated with wire systems.'
  6. 'His entire body seems to shift from a tense stance to a casual sag.'
  7. 'If you are painting a door on its hinges you are more susceptible to drips and sags, so don't apply too much paint.'
  8. 'A common criticism of telescoping posts is that they affect seat height; make sure you readjust your seat height to compensate for the sag of the post under your riding weight.'
  9. 'Sure enough here is this mile long limo out the front the same as the ones in Las Vegas that had the sag in the middle.'
  10. 'Rheological properties: Materials are required to be able to resist flow along an open inclined channel and sag in a horizontal channel.'
  11. 'Since rack-mounted systems must fit within a specified vertical envelope, having a large amount of sag can also cause the enclosure to breach this envelope and affect adjacent systems.'
A decline, especially a temporary one.
  1. 'Indeed, housing demand has not suffered, despite the sag in confidence for the future, which home buyers must have before making such a major financial commitment.'
  2. 'Instead of falling, the dollar has risen, helped along by the sag in the euro as it becomes apparent that the eurozone economic model is on the road to nowhere.'
  3. 'Although the grid is reportedly 99.9 percent reliable, blackouts or sags in the power supply can cause damage far greater than would at first seem evident.'

noun

    More definitions

    1. to sink or bend downward by weight or pressure, especially in the middle: The roof sags.

    2. to hang down unevenly; droop: Her skirt was sagging.

    3. to droop; hang loosely: His shoulders sagged.

    4. to yield through weakness, lack of effort, or the like: Our spirits began to sag.

    5. to decline, as in price: The stock market sagged today.

    6. Nautical. (of a hull) to droop at the center or have excessive sheer because of structural

    More examples(as adjective)

    "economies can be sagging."

    "markets can be sagging."

    "prices can be sagging."

    "exports can be sagging."

    "dollars can be sagging."

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    Origin

    (sag)Late Middle English (as a verb): apparently related to Middle Low German sacken, Dutch zakken ‘subside’.

    Phrase

    sag off