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Definition of Stagger


  1. To move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness; to sway; to reel or totter.
  2. To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.
  3. To begin to doubt and waver in purposes; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.
  4. To cause to reel or totter.
  5. To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
  6. To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.
  7. An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.
  8. A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; appopletic or sleepy staggers.
  9. Bewilderment; perplexity.
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Stagger Translations

stagger in French is tituber
stagger in German is wanken, Staffelung, staffeln
stagger in Spanish is tambaleo
stagger in Swedish is vackla, stappla, ragla