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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stag·ger /ˈstægɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stag·ger v. i. [imp. & p. p. Staggered p. pr. & vb. n. Staggering.]
 1. To move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness; to sway; to reel or totter.
    Deep was the wound; he staggered with the blow.   --Dryden.
 2. To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail. “The enemy staggers.”
 3. To begin to doubt and waver in purpose; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.
    He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief.   --Rom. iv. 20.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stag·ger, v. t.
 1. To cause to reel or totter.
 That hand shall burn in never-quenching fire
 That staggers thus my person.   --Shak.
 2. To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
    Whosoever will read the story of this war will find himself much staggered.   --Howell.
    Grants to the house of Russell were so enormous, as not only to outrage economy, but even to stagger credibility.   --Burke.
 3. To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stag·ger, n.
 1. An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.
 2. pl. Far. A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; apopletic or sleepy staggers.
 3. pl. Bewilderment; perplexity. [R.]
 Stomach staggers Far., distention of the stomach with food or gas, resulting in indigestion, frequently in death.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an unsteady uneven gait [syn: lurch, stumble]
      v 1: walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken
           man staggered into the room" [syn: reel, keel, lurch,
            swag, careen]
      2: walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy
         snow" [syn: flounder]
      3: to arrange in a systematic order; "stagger the chairs in the
         lecture hall" [syn: distribute]
      4: astound or overwhelm, as with shock; "She was staggered with
         bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the