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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. 他遇襲後,跌跌撞撞地走到電話旁打電話求救。
figurative The company is staggering under a $15 million debt and will almost certainly collapse by the end of the year. 公司背負著1500萬美元的債務,舉步維艱,年底前幾乎肯定要倒閉。

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. 他突然宣佈月底要離開公司,把所有同事都嚇了一跳。

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. 一些國家將學校假期時間錯開,這樣度假地就不會太擁擠了。

[ 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. 他醉得搖搖晃晃地離開了酒吧。

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