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Definition of droop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they droop
    he / she / it droops
    past simple drooped
    -ing form drooping
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  1. 1[intransitive] to bend, hang, or move downward, especially because of being weak or tired the drooping branches of the apple tree She was so tired, her eyelids were beginning to droop. The plants were drooping from lack of water.
  2. 2[intransitive] to become sad or depressed Our spirits drooped when we heard the news.
droop noun [singular]
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the slight droop of her mouth
adjective a droopy mustache