- walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall；continue in existence or operation uncertainly or precariously
- an unsteady walk or movement；an arrangement of things in a zigzag order or so that they are not in line.
verb: stagger, 3rd person present: staggers, gerund or present participle: staggering, past tense: staggered, past participle: staggered
- 1. walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall he staggered to his feet, swaying a little 同義詞 lurch, walk unsteadily, reel, sway, teeter, ... 更多
- ▪ continue in existence or operation uncertainly or precariously the council staggered from one crisis to the next
- ▪ archaic waver in purpose; hesitate.
- ▪ archaic (of a blow) cause (someone) to walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall the collision staggered her and she fell
- 2. astonish or deeply shock I was staggered to find it was six o'clock 同義詞 astonish, amaze, nonplus, startle, astound, ... 更多
- 3. arrange (events, payments, hours, etc.) so that they do not occur at the same time; spread over a period of time meetings are staggered throughout the day 同義詞 spread (out), space (out), time at intervals, overlap
- ▪ arrange (objects or parts of an object) in a zigzag order or so that they are not in line stagger the screws at each joint 同義詞 alternate, step, arrange in a zigzag
- 1. an unsteady walk or movement she walked with a stagger
- 2. an arrangement of things in a zigzag order or so that they are not in line.