Pronunciation: (sag), [key]
v., sagged, sag•ging,

1. to sink or bend downward by weight or pressure, esp. in the middle: The roof sags.
2. to hang down unevenly; droop: Her skirt was sagging.
3. to droop; hang loosely: His shoulders sagged.
4. to yield through weakness, lack of effort, or the like: Our spirits began to sag.
5. to decline, as in price: The stock market sagged today.
6. Naut.
a. (of a hull) to droop at the center or have excessive sheer because of structural weakness. Cf. hog (def. 16).
b. to be driven to leeward; to make too much leeway.

to cause to sag.

1. an act or instance of sagging.
2. the degree of sagging.
3. a place where anything sags; depression.
4. a moderate decline in prices.
5. Naut.
a. deflection downward of a hull amidships, due to structural weakness.
b. leeway (def. 3).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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