- 1Bend or hang downwards limply: a long black cloak drooped from his shouldersMore example sentences
- It has tall, multi-coloured apartment towers that bend and droop, and people drop extended planks between buildings to visit each other.
- A cigarette drooped limply from the corner of his mouth.
- Above audience and performers alike, an inner ceiling droops downwards in sail-like sleeves that both help disperse sound and secrete necessary technical apparatus.
- 1.1Sag down from or as if from weariness or dejection: his eyelids drooped and he became drowsyMore example sentences
- His eyes burned with weariness and his eyelids drooped.
- Slowly my own eyelids began to droop with weariness.
- The phone conversation must have lasted seven or eight minutes tops, and by the time it was finished, Katie's head drooped with weariness.
- 1.2 [with object] Cause to bend or hang downwards: James hid his face in his hands and drooped his headMore example sentences
- I am reluctant, droop my head, claim to be tired/unwilling/sick of being a show pony.
- The tail is cocked when alighting and the bird droops wings when displaying.
- Neither horse looked tired even though they were both drooping their heads.
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- An act or instance of drooping; a limp or weary attitude: the exhausted droop of her shouldersMore example sentences
- Signs may include headache, seizures, weakness of the arms and legs, speech problems, a facial droop, and loss of consciousness.
- Aside from the shoulder droop, I feel like I just kind of stumble around.
- In that swift glance, she acknowledged the sleepy glaze in those brilliant green eyes, the slight droop to her shoulders.