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Definition of sag verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sag
    he / she / it sags
    past simple sagged
    -ing form sagging
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  1. 1[intransitive] to hang or bend down in the middle, especially because of weight or pressure a sagging roof The tent began to sag under the weight of the rain. Your skin starts to sag as you get older. Her shoulders sagged in defeat.
  2. 2[intransitive] to become weaker or fewer Their share of the vote sagged badly at the last election. We tried to revive her sagging spirits.
sag noun [uncountable, countable, usually singular]
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1 Weight has caused the sag.Idioms
somebody's jaw dropped/fell/sagged
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2used to say that someone suddenly looked surprised, shocked, or disappointed