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To walk unsteadily; to reel.


staggers (used with a sing. verb) Any of various diseases in animals, especially horses, cattle, or other domestic animals, that are characterized by a lack of coordination in moving, a staggering gait, and frequent falling.

stag′ger·er n.
stag′ger·y adj.
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Finally exploiting the full, revved-up computing speed that staggering quarks allows, the researchers could work with quark masses lowered toward more realistic values.
If design requirements dictate the placement of cross-ribbing on a casting, the designer should adhere to the recommended practice of staggering the location of the ribs as shown in Fig.
The International Committee of the Red Cross estimates that approximately 26,000 people a year worldwide are victims of land mines-a staggering one victim every twenty minutes-and this statistic does not refer to combatants.
It is staggering to observe the rapidity with which capital abandons the crusty old-timers to embrace the daring newbies.
While it can take years for the application to be approved, at least some owners are beginning to see these increases, and in the cases of rent controlled apartments, the increases are joyfully staggering to cash-strapped owners.
However, no matter how the arrangement is looked at, the cost of nonqualified deferred compensation to the employer is staggering.
It's all right selling your best player, but not getting anyone in to replace him is staggering.
Dr Pugh added: "The scale of support has been truly staggering.
Albert Cope, the council's environment manager, said: "The extent of the mess we find left behind on a Saturday and Sunday morning is, at times, staggering.