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 stagger stagger

noun

  • an unsteady uneven gait  ( stagger, stumble, lurch )
    an unsteady uneven gait
  • verb

  • () walk as if unable to control one's movements  ( keel, swag, careen, reel, lurch, stagger )
    walk as if unable to control one's movements
     The drunken man staggered into the room
    The drunken man staggered into the room
  • () walk with great difficulty  ( flounder, stagger )
    walk with great difficulty
     He staggered along in the heavy snow
    He staggered along in the heavy snow
  • () to arrange in a systematic order  ( distribute, stagger )
    to arrange in a systematic order
     stagger the chairs in the lecture hall
    stagger the chairs in the lecture hall
  • astound or overwhelm, as with shock  ( stagger )
    astound or overwhelm, as with shock
     She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake
    She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake