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American English: /drup/
British English: /druːp/

Translation of droop in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (sag, hang down)
    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
    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.
    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.
  • 3
    also: drooping present participle
    we sang songs to revive our drooping spirits
    cantamos para levantarnos el ánimo or la moral

transitive verb

  • (head/wing)
    dejar caer
    he drooped his shoulders
    se encorvó
    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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