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stagger

verb [I usually + adv/prep] (MOVE)    /ˈstæɡ.ər/ US  //
C2 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.figurative The company is staggering under a $15 million debt and will almost certainly collapse by the end of the year.Moving unsteadily or with difficulty
(Definition of stagger verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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