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Definition of staggered adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[not before noun] staggered (at/by something) staggered (to hear, learn, see, etc.) very surprised and shocked at something you are told or at something that happens synonym amazed I was staggered at the amount of money the ring cost.
  2. 2arranged in such a way that not everything happens at the same time staggered working hours (= people start and finish at different times) a staggered introduction of the new system
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