Associations to the word «Stagger»


STAGGER, noun. An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.
STAGGER, noun. A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; apoplectic or sleepy staggers.
STAGGER, noun. Bewilderment; perplexity.
STAGGER, noun. In motorsport, the difference in circumference between the left and right tires on a racing vehicle. It is used on oval tracks to make the car turn better in the corners.
STAGGER, verb. Sway unsteadily, reel, or totter.
STAGGER, verb. (intransitive) In standing or walking, to sway from one side to the other as if about to fall; to stand or walk unsteadily; to reel or totter.
STAGGER, verb. (transitive) To cause to reel or totter.
STAGGER, verb. (intransitive) To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.
STAGGER, verb. Doubt, waver, be shocked
STAGGER, verb. (intransitive) To begin to doubt and waver in purposes; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.
STAGGER, verb. (transitive) To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
STAGGER, verb. (transitive) Multiple groups doing the same thing in a uniform fashion, but starting at different, evenly-spaced, times or places (attested from 1856).
STAGGER, verb. To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.
STAGGER, verb. To arrange similar objects such that each is ahead or above and to one side of the next.
STAGGER, verb. To schedule in intervals.

Dictionary definition

STAGGER, noun. An unsteady uneven gait.
STAGGER, verb. Walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room".
STAGGER, verb. Walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow".
STAGGER, verb. To arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the lecture hall".
STAGGER, verb. Astound or overwhelm, as with shock; "She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake".

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