Droop

Definition of Droop

Pronunciation: drŌp
v. i.1.To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like.
[imp. & p. p. Drooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drooping.]
I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he began very much to droop and languish.
- Swift.
2.To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped.
I'll animate the soldier's drooping courage.
- Addison.
3.To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline.
v. t.1.To let droop or sink.
Like to a withered vine
That droops his sapless branches to the ground.
- Shak.
n.1.A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.

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