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British English: /ˈstaɡə/
American English: /ˈstæɡər/

Translation of stagger in French:


  • (movement) with a stagger (weakly)
    d'un pas chancelant
    (drunkenly) en titubant

also: staggers plural noun

  • (Veterinary science) (disease) (in horses)
    vertigo (m)
    (in sheep) tournis (m)

transitive verb

  • 2 (spread out)
    échelonner (holidays, journeys, timetable, payments, strikes)
    the closure will be staggered over five years
    la fermeture s'échelonnera sur cinq ans
  • 3 (Technology)
    disposer [quelque chose] en quinconce (bolts, rivets, spokes)

intransitive verb

  • (person)
    (from weakness, illness) chanceler
    (drunkenly) tituber
    (under load) chanceler
    to stagger in/out/off
    entrer/sortir/s'en aller en chancelant or d'un pas chancelant
    to stagger to the door/car
    aller vers la porte/la voiture en chancelant
    she staggered back and fell
    elle a reculé en chancelant et elle est tombée
    to stagger to one's feet
    se relever en chancelant

also: staggered past participle adjective

  • 1 (astonished)
    bouleversé, renversé
    to be staggered to hear that …
    être bouleversé or renversé d'apprendre que …
    we were staggered by the news
    nous avons été renversé par la nouvelle
  • 2 (carefully timed) staggered holidays
    vacances (fpl) échelonnées
    staggered hours
    horaires (mpl) décalés
    staggered start (Sport)
    départ (m) décalé
  • 3 (Transport)staggered junction
    croisement (m) en quinconce
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