The company staggered from one crisis to the next.
4 [transitive]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
WORD FOCUS: walk WORD FOCUS: walk strollin a relaxed way for pleasure wanderwith no aim or direction stridein a confident or angry way marchsoldiers hikefor long distances in the countryside or the mountains tiptoevery quietly wadethrough water staggerin an unsteady way because you are drunk or injured limpwith difficulty because one leg is painful or injuredwalk ➔ See alsowalk
Definition of stagger from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic SPORT