[ US /ˈdɹup/ ]
[ UK /dɹˈuːp/ ]
VERB
  1. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  2. become limp
    The flowers wilted
  3. hang loosely or laxly
    His tongue lolled
NOUN
  1. a shape that sags
    there was a sag in the chair seat
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How To Use droop In A Sentence

  • I had a strange fascination with the MGM toons when I was young, especially Droopy.
  • The setting sun drooped in the west.
  • The lustrous gipsy – face drooped over the clinging arms and bosom, and the wild black hair fell down protectingly over the childish form. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Good, bad, or meaningless, there it will be: bunchy with fat or sagging from the bone, fading, freckling, wrinkling, and drooping so long as flesh endures. Beginner’s Grace
  • As Mrs Varden distinctly heard, and was intended to hear, all that Miggs said, and as these words appeared to convey in metaphorical terms a presage or foreboding that she would at some early period droop beneath her trials and take an easy flight towards the stars, she immediately began to languish, and taking a volume of the Manual from a neighbouring table, leant her arm upon it as though she were Hope and that her Barnaby Rudge: a tale of the Riots of 'eighty
  • a scarlet "whittle" over all this motley finery; with a "outwork quoyf or ciffer" (New England French for coiffure) with "long wings" at the side, and a silk or tiffany hood on her drooping head, -- Priscilla in this attire were pretty indeed. Sabbath in Puritan New England
  • Eventually, though, the leaves will begin to droop, which is a sure sign it needs water. Epinions Recent Content for Home
  • He drooped his head and trailed off.
  • a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids
  • The girl, who had been drawing her hands down her face in worry, stopped mid-action causing her eyes to droop like those of a basset hound.
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