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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: drúpa

droop

verb
     
droop
1 [intransitive and transitive] to hang or bend down, or to make something do this:
The plant needs some water - it's starting to droop.
His eyelids began to droop (=close, because he was sleepy).
Jessie drooped her head.
2 [intransitive] to become sad or weak:
Our spirits drooped as we faced the long trip home.
droop noun [singular]
droopy adjective:
a droopy moustache

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