- vi. 蹒跚；犹豫；动摇
- vt. 使摇晃；使吃惊；使犹豫
- n. 蹒跚；踌躇；摇摆不定
- （使）犹豫，动摇， 使踌躇
- 使摇晃， 使摇摆
- vt. & vi. (使)蹒跚 walk or move unsteadily
- vt. 错开 arrange times of events so that they do not all occur together
- vt. & vi. (使)对…感到震惊或担心 cause shock or worry to sth
an unsteady uneven gait
walk as if unable to control one's movements;
"The drunken man staggered into the room"
walk with great difficulty;
"He staggered along in the heavy snow"
to arrange in a systematic order;
"stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"
astound or overwhelm, as with shock;
"She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake"
- She staggered and fell.
- The drunk man staggered across the room.
- His resolution had begun to stagger.
- Such a heavy load would stagger an elephant.
- The unexpected blow did not stagger his resolution.
- I was staggered when I heard of his death.
- The difficulties of the examination did not stagger him.
- He gave a stagger on hearing the news.
- They stagger from liquor, They reel in their visions, They totter in their judgments.
- He staggered to his feet.
- He staggered to the door, bleeding from his wounds.
- I finally staggered into bed at 3 o'clock in the morning.
- He staggered under a heavy burden.
- The drunken man staggered towards me.
- The ship staggered.
- We staggered to hear that the firm was bankrupt.
- I staggered at the price.
- Our management has decided to stagger our working hour.
- The difficulty of examination staggered him.
- Her incredible story staggers the imagination.
- He was staggered by the blow.
- Vacations were staggered so that only one person was away at a time.
- I was staggered by his outrageous suggestion.
- stagger about〔around〕 (v.+prep.)
摇摇晃晃,无确定目标地行走 move in an unsteady manner and an uncertain direction around (a place)
stagger about〔around〕 sth
Why is that man staggering about the room like that?
- stagger cheaply 便宜得令人震惊
- stagger outlandishly 奇异得令人震惊
- stagger pretentiously 自命不凡地手舞足蹈
- stagger weakly 虚弱得摇摇晃晃
A push made him stagger against the mizzen-mast.出自： J. Conrad
Staggering along the pavement with baskets crammed to the brims.出自： A. Ransome
The drunken revellers staggering home at..dawn.出自： E. Johnson
My father slowly rose, staggered a little, and then took a faltering step.出自： F. King
Both..recovered, and staggered on through the year.出自： fig.
- stagger, reel, stumble
- 这组词都有“蹒跚”的意思。它们的区别是:stagger指虚弱、负重、醉酒等导致身体失去平衡或行走失态; reel指受到打击或眩晕而站立不稳; stumble指由于脚下被绊,迈错步或受惊等而“蹒跚”行走。
- ☆ 15世纪中期进入英语，直接源自古斯堪的那维亚语的stakra，意为蹒跚。