English version

stagger in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstaggerstag‧ger1 /ˈstæɡə $ -ər/ ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]WALK to walk or move unsteadily, almost falling over syn stumble 🔊 He managed to stagger home. 🔊 She staggered back a step. 🔊 The old man staggered drunkenly to his feet.see thesaurus at walk2 SHOCK[transitive] to make someone feel very surprised or shocked syn amaze 🔊 What staggered us was the sheer size of her salary.3 [intransitive] (also stagger on)DS to continue doing something when you seem to be going to fail and you do not know what will happen 🔊 He staggered on for another two years.stagger from something to something 🔊 The company staggered from one crisis to the next.4 [transitive]SPREAD to arrange people’s working hours, holidays etc so that they do not all begin and end at the same time 🔊 Jim and his wife stagger their work hours so one of them can be at home with the kids.5 [transitive] to start a race with each runner at a different place on a curved track→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
staggerSomething hit me on the head, and I staggered across the room.I staggered across to the washbasins.Cardiff staggered and almost fell back against Barbara.We were all staggered by the news of her death.My father was staggering under the weight of a huge parcel.stagger from something to somethingThe company might stagger from crisis to crisis.The economy continued to stagger from crisis to crisis.