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stagger

verb [I/T] (MOVE)   /ˈstæɡ·ər/
to walk or move awkwardly, as if you have lost your balance, or to cause someone to move awkwardly or to lose his or her balance: [T] When he hit his head on a shelf, it momentarily staggered him. [I] She staggered out of bed to answer the phone.
(Definition of stagger verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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