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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


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.


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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