- 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[intransitive] to become weaker or fewer Their share of the vote sagged badly at the last election. We tried to revive her sagging spirits. Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb): apparently related to Middle Low German sacken, Dutch zakken
BrE BrE//sæɡ//; NAmE NAmE//sæɡ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sag
BrE BrE//sæɡ//; NAmE NAmE//sæɡ//he / she / it sags
BrE BrE//sæɡz//; NAmE NAmE//sæɡz//past simple sagged
BrE BrE//sæɡd//; NAmE NAmE//sæɡd//past participle sagged
BrE BrE//sæɡd//; NAmE NAmE//sæɡd//-ing form sagging
BrE BrE//ˈsæɡɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæɡɪŋ//