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sag

When something sags, it leans, settles, or droops. If your bed sags in the middle, it can be hard to get a good night's sleep.

When you're tired, your whole body may sag, drooping with exhaustion. And older people are sometimes surprised to look in the mirror and see that their faces are beginning to sag with age. Objects sag too, with weight or age: "The porch on that old house has started to sag — the whole thing may need to be torn down." Sag is probably related to the Old Norse sokkva, "to sink."

Definitions of sag
  1. verb
    droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    synonyms: droop, flag, swag
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    types:
    slouch, slump
    assume a drooping posture or carriage
    bag
    hang loosely, like an empty bag
    type of:
    drop, drop down, sink
    fall or descend to a lower place or level
  2. verb
    cause to sag
    “The children sagged their bottoms down even more comfortably”
    synonyms: sag down
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    type of:
    drop, drop down, sink
    fall or descend to a lower place or level
  3. noun
    a shape that sags
    “there was a sag in the chair seat”
    synonyms: droop
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    type of:
    depression, impression, imprint
    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
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