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1. droop

verb. ['ˈdruːp'] droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness.

Synonyms

  • sag
  • slouch
  • drop down
  • swag
  • bag
  • drop
  • sink
  • flag

Antonyms

  • attend to
  • hire
  • continue
  • increase

Etymology

  • droupen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drúpa (Old Norse)

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Rhymes with Droop

  • intergroup
  • guadeloupe
  • guadalupe
  • regroup
  • stroupe
  • stroup
  • stroope
  • stroop
  • recoup
  • alleyoop
  • whoop
  • troupe
  • troup
  • troop
  • throop
  • swoope
  • swoop
  • stoup
  • stoop
  • snoop
  • sloop
  • scoop
  • hupe
  • grupe
  • groupe
  • group
  • drupe
  • croup
  • soup
  • shupe

How do you pronounce droop?

Pronounce droop as drup.

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Sentences with droop


1. Verb, base form
The leaf then turns a brown or bronze color and begins to droop or wilt.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As the edges droop, the screen could crack in the middle.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Sunflowers affected by the fungus droop over and die as the fungal bodies invade the young plant.

4. Adjective
The flowers are five-petaled and droop downward.

Quotes about droop


1. When from our better selves we have too longBeen parted by the hurrying world, and droop,Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,How gracious, how benign, is Solitude
- William Wordsworth

2. How can the bird that is born for joySit in a cage and sing?How can a child, when fears annoy,But droop his tender wing,And forget his youthful spring?
- William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience

3. But miracles are not for the asking; they come only when the stern eyes of God droop shut for a moment, and Our Lady takes advantage of His inattention to grant an illicit mercy. God...is an Anglican, whereas Our Lady is of the True Faith; the two of Them have an uneasy relationship, unable to agree on anything, except that if They divorce, the Devil will leap gleefully into the breach.
- Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White

2. droop

verb. ['ˈdruːp'] become limp.

Synonyms

  • crumble
  • wilt
  • dilapidate

Antonyms

  • divest
  • overspend
  • recuperate
  • better

Etymology

  • droupen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drúpa (Old Norse)

3. droop

verb. ['ˈdruːp'] hang loosely or laxly.

Synonyms

  • loll
  • dangle
  • drop

Antonyms

  • sharpen
  • win
  • stay
  • float

Etymology

  • droupen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drúpa (Old Norse)

4. droop

noun. ['ˈdruːp'] a shape that sags.

Synonyms

  • sag
  • impression
  • imprint

Antonyms

  • rise
  • ride
  • outfield
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • droupen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drúpa (Old Norse)
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