Translation of droop in Spanish:

droop

Pronunciation: /druːp/

vi

  • 1.1 (sag, hang down) [flowers] ponerse* mustio her head drooped onto my shoulder dejó caer su cabeza sobre mi hombro his shoulders drooped se encorvó her eyelids began to droop se le empezaron a cerrar los ojos 1.2 (flag) [spirits/courage] flaquear, decaer*; [person] desfallecer*, decaer* I tend to droop in the very hot weather me pongo mustio cuando hace mucho calor
    More 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.
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    • 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.
    1.3
    (drooping pres p)
    [head] gacho; [breasts] caído; [flower] mustio we sang songs to revive our drooping spirits cantamos para levantarnos el ánimo or la moral

vt

  • [head/wing] dejar caer, bajar he drooped his shoulders se encorvó
    More 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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