staggers (third person present) · staggered (past tense) · staggered (past participle) · staggering (present participle)
  1. walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.
    "he staggered to his feet, swaying a little"
    lurch · walk unsteadily · reel · sway · teeter · totter · stumble · wobble ·
    move clumsily · weave · flounder · falter · pitch · roll
    • continue in existence or operation uncertainly or precariously.
      "the treasury staggered from one crisis to the next"
    • archaic
      waver in purpose; hesitate.
    • archaic
      (of a blow) cause (someone) to walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.
      "the collision staggered her and she fell"
  2. astonish or deeply shock.
    "I was staggered to find it was six o'clock"
    astonish · amaze · nonplus · startle · astound · surprise · bewilder ·
    stun · flabbergast · shock · shake · stop someone in their tracks · stupefy · leave open-mouthed · take someone's breath away · dumbfound · daze · benumb · confound · disconcert · shatter · take aback · jolt · shake up · bowl over · knock for six · floor · blow someone's mind · strike dumb · astonished · astounded · amazed · stunned · thunderstruck · shattered · flabbergasted · nonplussed · taken aback · startled · surprised · bewildered · shocked · shell-shocked · shaken · stupefied · open-mouthed · dumbfounded · dumbstruck · speechless · at a loss for words · dazed · benumbed · confounded · disconcerted · shaken up · bowled over · knocked for six · floored · flummoxed · caught on the hop · caught on the wrong foot · unable to believe one's eyes/ears · gobsmacked
  3. arrange (events, payments, hours, etc.) so that they do not occur at the same time.
    "meetings are staggered throughout the day"
    spread (out) · space (out) · time at intervals · overlap
    • arrange (objects or parts) in a zigzag formation or so that they are not in line.
      "stagger the screws at each joint"
      alternate · step · arrange in a zigzag
  1. an unsteady walk or movement.
    "she walked with a stagger"
  2. an arrangement of things in a zigzag formation or so that they are not in line.
    • the arrangement of the runners in lanes on a running track at the start of a race, so that the runner in the inside lane is positioned behind those in the next lane and so on until the outside lane.
      "by the back straight, he had overtaken the stagger"
late Middle English (as a verb): alteration of dialect stacker, from Old Norse stakra, frequentative of staka ‘push, stagger’. The noun dates from the late 16th century.
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How to use stagger in a sentence?
the treasury staggered from one crisis to the next.
by the back straight, he had overtaken the stagger.
he staggered to his feet, swaying a little.
I was staggered to find it was six o'clock.
meetings are staggered throughout the day.
the collision staggered her and she fell.
stagger the screws at each joint.
she walked with a stagger.
How to say stagger in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Arabic (VERB)ارباك
Bangla টলা
Bosnian (Latin) doteturati
Bulgarian залитат
Cantonese (Traditional) 錯開
Catalan Alterneu
Chinese Simplified 错开
Chinese Traditional 錯開
Croatian doteturati
Czech uspořádat replikací
Danish forskyde
Dutch spreiden
Estonian taaruma
Fijian tataivatia ka
Filipino iling
Finnish (VERB)porrastaa
French (NOUN)tituber
(VERB)chanceler, décaler, échelonner
German (VERB)taumeln, Staffeln, wanken, schwanken
Greek Τρικλίστε
Haitian Creole alanse debò
Hebrew הצב במדרג
Hindi मतवाले
Hmong Daw qaug
Hungarian lépcsős elrendezés
Icelandic sprautunál
Italian (VERB)barcollare, scaglionare, vacillare
Japanese (VERB)ずらす
(NOUN)よろめき, ずらし, 千鳥
Kiswahili kupepesuka
Korean (NOUN)지그재그
Latvian pretīgumā
Lithuanian sureguliuoti
Malagasy mivembena
Maltese iqassmu r
Norwegian Bokmål rave
Persian تلو تلو خوردن
Polish (NOUN)spocznika, rozłożenie, sfera
Portuguese (NOUN)cambaleando, desconcerte, ziguezague, escalonamento
(VERB)escalonar, desconcertar, cambaleia
Querétaro Otomi Alterne
Romanian se clatina
Russian (NOUN)шатаются, шахматном порядке, поражают
(VERB)шататься, поразить, ступенями
Samoan ʼonana
Serbian (Cyrillic) посрнем
Serbian (Latin) posrnem
Slovak potácajú
Slovenian razporedili
Spanish (VERB)escalonar, tambalearse
(NOUN)tambalear, alterne
Swedish sidoläge
Tahitian tataivatia
Tamil மாற்றியமைக்கலாம்.
Telugu స్టాగర్
Thai ซวนเซ
Tongan tasipa
Turkish bocalama
Ukrainian у шаховому порядку
Urdu ہچکنا
Vietnamese tách rời
Welsh gwasgaru'r
Yucatec Maya Alterne
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