Droop (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drooped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Drooping.] [Icel. drpa; akin to E. drop. See Drop.]


To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like.

"The purple flowers droop." "Above her drooped a lamp."


I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he began very much to droop and languish. Swift.


To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped.

I'll animate the soldier's drooping courage. Addison.


To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline.

"Then day drooped."



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Droop, v. t.

To let droop or sink.


M. Arnold.

Like to a withered vine That droops his sapless branches to the ground. Shak.


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Droop, n.

A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.


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