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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)
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