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Droop

Droop
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. The purple flowers droop. Above her drooped a lamp. 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 soldiers drooping courage. (Addison)
3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline. Then day drooped.
Origin: Icel. Drpa; akin to E. Drop. See drop.


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