- walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall；continue in existence or operation uncertainly or precariously
- an unsteady walk or movement；an arrangement of things in a zigzag formation or so that they are not in line.
verb: stagger, 3rd person present: staggers, gerund or present participle: staggering, past tense: staggered, past participle: staggered
- 1. walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall he staggered to his feet, swaying a little 同義詞 lurch, walk unsteadily, reel, sway, teeter, ... 更多
- ▪ continue in existence or operation uncertainly or precariously the treasury staggered from one crisis to the next
- ▪ archaic waver in purpose; hesitate.
- ▪ archaic (of a blow) cause (someone) to walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall the collision staggered her and she fell
- 2. astonish or deeply shock I was staggered to find it was six o'clock 同義詞 astonish, amaze, nonplus, startle, astound, ... 更多
- 3. arrange (events, payments, hours, etc.) so that they do not occur at the same time meetings are staggered throughout the day 同義詞 spread (out), space (out), time at intervals, overlap
- ▪ arrange (objects or parts) in a zigzag formation or so that they are not in line stagger the screws at each joint 同義詞 alternate, step, arrange in a zigzag
- 1. an unsteady walk or movement she walked with a stagger
- 2. an arrangement of things in a zigzag formation or so that they are not in line.
- ▪ the arrangement of the runners in lanes on a running track at the start of a race, so that the runner in the inside lane is positioned behind those in the next lane and so on until the outside lane by the back straight, he had overtaken the stagger
- walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall: he staggered to his feet, swaying a little
- an unsteady walk or movement: she walked with a stagger
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