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English noun: stagger

1. stagger (act) an unsteady uneven gait


Synonymslurch, stumble


Broader (hypernym)gait


English verb: stagger

1. stagger (motion) walk as if unable to control one's movements


SamplesThe drunken man staggered into the room.


Synonymscareen, keel, lurch, reel, swag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk

2. stagger (motion) walk with great difficulty


SamplesHe staggered along in the heavy snow.


ExamplesThe children stagger to the playground


Synonymsflounder


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk

3. stagger (contact) to arrange in a systematic order


SamplesStagger the chairs in the lecture hall.


Synonymsdistribute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

4. stagger (emotion) astound or overwhelm, as with shock


SamplesShe was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm









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