A drooping as a droop associated with attention
- To let droop or sink
- To hang bending downward to sink or hang down as an animal plant an such like from real failure or fatigue wish of nourishment or perhaps the like
- hang loosely or laxly
- droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or losing tautness
- a shape that sags
- become limp
- To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from real inability or fatigue, want of nutrition, and/or want.
- To grow weak or light with dissatisfaction, grief, or like factors; becoming dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, the girl spirits drooped.
- To continue downward, or toward a close; to drop.
- to allow droop or sink.
- A drooping; as, a droop of attention.
early 13c., from Old Norse drupa "to drop, sink, hang (the head)," from Proto-Germanic *drup-, from PIE *dhreu-, related to Old English dropian "to drop" (see drip). Related: Drooped; drooping. As a noun, from 1640s.
(v. i.) to hold flexing downward; to sink or hang-down, as an animal, plant, etc., from real incapacity or exhaustion, wish of nutrition, or perhaps the love.
- (v. i.) to develop weak or light with frustration, grief, or like causes; is dispirited or depressed; to languish; because, the woman spirits drooped.
- (v. i.) To proceed downward, or toward a detailed; to decrease.
- (v. t.) To allow droop or sink.
- (letter.) A drooping; as, a droop associated with eye.
Having lifted her head and let her arms droop lifelessly, as ballet dancers do, Natasha, rising energetically from her heels to her toes, stepped to the middle of the room and stood still.