Drooped
Droop 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 nourishment, or the like. ``The purple flowers droop.'' ``Above her drooped a lamp.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he began very much to droop and languish. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped. [1913 Webster]

I'll animate the soldier's drooping courage. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline. ``Then day drooped.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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