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Droop, 1) intr. a) to sink, to lean downward: “keep my --ing eyelids open,” Sonn. 27, 7. “--ing fog,” Mids. III, 2, 357. from the orient to the --ing west, H4B Ind. Mids. III, 2, 357 “thus --s this lofty pine and hangs his sprays,” H6B II, 3, 45. “good things of day begin to d. and drowse,” Mcb. III, 2, 52. “as patient as the female dove, his silence will sit --ing,” Hml. V, 1, 311.
b) to decline, to fail, to faint, to languish: make them (the flowers) “d. with grief and hang the head,” Ven. 666. “my fortunes will ever after d.” Tp. I, 2, 184. “that makes your servants d.” Shr. Ind. 2, 29. “declined, --ed, took it deeply,” Wint. II, 3, 14. John V, 1, 44. R2 II, 1, 292. H4A IV, 1, 28. H6A V, 2, 1. V, 3, 29. IV, 5, 5 (--ing chair, i. e. fit for declining age). H6B I, 2, 1. H6C I, 1, 6. III, 3, 21. Cor. IV, 1, 20. Cymb. V, 3, 90.
2) trans. to let sink, to hang down: “a withered vine that --s his sapless branches to the ground,” H6A II, 5, 12. In H5 IV, 2, 47 F1 dropping, F2. H5 IV, 2, 47 4 drooping.
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