Droop Droop, v. t. To let droop or sink. [R.] --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

Like to a withered vine That droops his sapless branches to the ground. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Droop — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Constanza Droop (* 1965), Kinderbuch Illustratorin Fritz Droop (1875–1935), Schriftsteller und Journalist Henry Richmond Droop (1831–1884), englischer Mathematiker Hermann Theodor Droop (1879–1957),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • droop — [druːp] verb [intransitive] if prices, sales etc droop, they start to fall: • In Tokyo, share prices drooped during the Emperor s illness. * * * Ⅰ. droop UK US /druːp/ verb [I] FINANCE ► if prices, values, sales, etc. droop they gradually go down …   Financial and business terms

  • droop — vb Droop, wilt, flag, sag are comparable when they mean to sink or to lose in vigor, firmness, or freshness. Droop stresses a hanging or bending downward (as through exhaustion, discouragement, or lack of nourishment) {some of the watchers were… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Droop — (dr[=oo]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drooping}.] [Icel. dr[=u]pa; akin to E. drop. See {Drop}.] 1. To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • droop — [dru:p] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: drúpa] 1.) [I and T] to hang or bend down, or to make something do this ▪ The plant needs some water it s starting to droop. ▪ His eyelids began to droop (=close, because he was sleepy) . ▪ Jessie… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Droop — Droop, n. A drooping; as, a droop of the eye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • droop — droop; droop·ing·ly; droop·ing·ness; …   English syllables

  • Droop — (Drop), s.v.w. Schwingkran …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • droop — index descent (declination), languish, succumb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • droop — [ drup ] verb intransitive 1. ) to hang downward: The leaves were drooping in the heat. 2. ) to become tired, weak, or unhappy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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