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"staggered" in British English

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staggeredadjective [after noun]

uk   /ˈstæɡ.əd/  us   /-ɚd/
very ​shocked or ​surprised: I was staggered at the ​prices.
(Definition of staggered from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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staggeredadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈstæɡ·ərd/
arranged so that things ​happen at different ​times or so that things are not positioned in a ​regular way : staggered ​payments Cabinets can be ​hung at staggered ​heights.
(Definition of staggered from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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