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sag - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'sag' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Sag [ n.]
- State of sinking or bending; sagging.
2 . Sag [ v. i.]
- To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
- Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
- To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.
3 . Sag [ v. t.]
- To cause to bend or give way; to load.

Meaning of 'sag' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . sag [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a shape that sags
Example in sentence:
  • there was a sag in the chair seat
2 . sag [ v]
Meaning (2):
- cause to sag
Example in sentence:
  • The children sagged their bottoms down even more comfortably