Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stagger”

See all translations

stagger

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈstæɡər/
to arrange for things like holidays, working hours, or payments to happen at different times so that they are easier to manage: Utilities companies will allow customers to stagger payments when they have bills they cannot pay. Over half of American firms stagger the election of board members, so that the whole board is not replaced at once.
(Definition of stagger from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stagger?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stagger” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More