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Definition of "sag" [sag]

  • To sink, droop, or settle from pressure or weight. (verb-intransitive)
  • To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience: My spirits sagged after I had been rejected for the job. (verb-intransitive)
  • To decline, as in value or price: Stock prices sagged after a short rally. (verb-intransitive)
  • Nautical To drift to leeward. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to sag. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sag" in a sentence
  • "Incidentally, Lloyd, why do you call the sag-faced moron 'Gordon' when you refer to Dave as 'Cameron' and Clegg as 'Clegg'."
  • "Its sag is evidence of a relaxed sensual appreciation of the good things in life, talk, sex music and food."
  • "And there are times the Spurs seem to sag from the pressure."