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Definition of droop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    droop

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//druːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//druːp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they droop
    BrE BrE//druːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//druːp//
     
    he / she / it droops
    BrE BrE//druːps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//druːps//
     
    past simple drooped
    BrE BrE//druːpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//druːpt//
     
    past participle drooped
    BrE BrE//druːpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//druːpt//
     
    -ing form drooping
    BrE BrE//ˈdruːpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdruːpɪŋ//
     
    Unhappiness, Tiredness
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to bend, hang or move downwards, 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. See related entries: Tiredness
  2. 2[intransitive] to become sad or depressed Our spirits drooped when we heard the news. See related entries: Unhappiness
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse drúpa ‘hang the head’; related to drip and drop.

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