American English

Definition of sag verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sag

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//sæɡ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sag
     
    he / she / it sags
     
    past simple sagged
     
    -ing form sagging
     
     
    jump to other results
  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]
 
jump to other results
1 Weight has caused the sag.Idioms
somebody's jaw dropped/fell/sagged
 
jump to other results
2used to say that someone suddenly looked surprised, shocked, or disappointed