Translation of "stagger" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈstæɡ.ər/ us /ˈstæɡ.ɚ/

stagger verb (MOVE)

C2 [ I usually + adv/prep ] to walk or move with difficulty as if you are going to fall

After he was attacked, he managed to stagger to the phone and call for help. 他遇袭后,跌跌撞撞地走到电话机旁打电话求救。
figurative The company is staggering under a $15 million debt and will almost certainly collapse by the end of the year. 公司背负着1500万美元的债务,举步维艰,年底前几乎肯定要倒闭。

stagger verb (SHOCK)

[ T ] to cause someone to feel shocked or surprised because of something unexpected or very unusual happening

He staggered all his colleagues by suddenly announcing that he was leaving the company at the end of the month. 他突然宣布月底要离开公司,把所有同事都吓了一跳。

stagger verb (ARRANGE)

[ T ] to arrange things, especially hours of work, holidays, or events, so that they begin at different times from those of other people

Some countries have staggered school holidays so that holiday resorts do not become overcrowded. 一些国家将学校假期时间错开,这样度假地就不会太拥挤了。

[ T ] If the start of a race is staggered, the competitors start at different times or in different positions.


staggernoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈstæɡ.ər/ us /ˈstæɡ.ɚ/

a way of walking or moving in which you almost fall

He left the bar with a drunken stagger. 他醉得摇摇晃晃地离开了酒吧。

(Translation of “stagger” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)