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"droop" in British English

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droopverb [I]

uk   us   /druːp/
to ​bend or ​hang down ​heavily: The ​flowers were drooping in the ​heat. I can ​see you're ​tired because ​youreyelids have ​started to droop. If ​yourspirits (= ​feelings of ​happiness) droop, you ​start to ​feel less ​happy and ​energetic.
drooping
adjective uk   us  
drooping ​branches Bloodhounds have drooping ​eyes and ​floppyears.
droopy
adjective uk   us   /ˈdruː.pi/ informal
He had a ​long droopy moustache.
(Definition of droop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"droop" in American English

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droopverb [I]

 us   /drup/
to ​bend or ​hang down: The ​old woman ​sighed and ​pushed back a drooping ​strand of iron-gray ​hair.
(Definition of droop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"droop" in Business English

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droopverb [I]

uk   us   /druːp/ FINANCE
if ​prices, ​values, ​sales, etc. droop they gradually go down: Since the beginning of the ​year, the ​shares have drooped. The company's Cuba ​sales have drooped, partly because of ​risingcosts and ​import difficulties.

droopnoun [C]

uk   us   /druːp/ FINANCE
a ​situation in which ​prices, ​values, ​sales, etc. gradually go down: The ​firm yesterday ​reported a further droop in ​sales.
(Definition of droop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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