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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: walking unsteadily; "a stqaggering gait" [syn: lurching, stumbling,
      2: so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an
         enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding
         achievement"; "the amount of money required was
         staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure
         inside the boucle dress was stupefying" [syn: astonishing,
          astounding, stupefying]