sink or subside gradually under weight or pressure or through lack of strength:
he closed his eyes and sagged against the wall.
hang down loosely or unevenly:
stockings that sagged at the knees.
have a downward bulge or curve:
the bed sagged in the middle.
decline to a lower level, usually temporarily:
exports are forging ahead while home sales sag.
a downward curve or bulge in a structure caused by weakness or excessive weight or pressure:
a sag in the middle necessitated a third set of wheels.
the amount of this, measured as the perpendicular distance from the middle of the curve to the straight line between the two supporting points.
a decline, esp. a temporary one.
, blag, brag, Bragg, crag, dag, drag, fag, flag, gag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, quag, rag, sag, scrag, shag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag, zag
•ragbag • saddlebag
•gasbag • ratbag • air bag • mailbag
, tea bag
•beanbag • windbag • kitbag • dillybag
•carpet bag • washbag • growbag
•punchbag • Stalag • jetlag • greylag
•gulag • dishrag • bullyrag • Morag
•ragtag • dog tag • Sontag • wigwag
scallawag) • zigzag
subside XV; hang loose XVI; (naut.) drift XVII. Corr. in form to Norw. dial. sagga
walk slowly and heavily, in sense to MLG. sacken
, Du. zakken
, Norw. dial. sakka
subside, Da. sakke
lag behind, drop astern; perh. ult. of W. Scand. orig. and adopted in Du., LG. and Eng. first in nautical use.
Hence sb. movement to leeward XVI; subsidence XIX.
To bend or curve downwards in the middle, from pressure or an object's own weight, e.g. festoon
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