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to go about tottering or wobbling, especially as if drunk. The wounded man staggered around and then fell. A lot of people came out of the party and staggered around.
stagger from something
to move out of a place, tottering. The drunk staggered from the tavern and fell into the gutter. The wounded man staggered from the door and called for help.
stagger in(to some place)
to walk into some place, tottering. The old man staggered into the room and collapsed. He staggered in and fell down.
stagger out (of some place)
to walk out of some place, tottering. The drunk staggered out of the tavern and fell down. She staggered out and sat on the curb.
stagger under something
to struggle or totter under a serious burden, either a heavy object or a serious problem or responsibility. The welfare budget is staggering under the burden of having to care for many people. Sam staggered under the heavy load and finally fell.
1. n. liquor. She poured herself a huge glass of staggers and mumbled something about cough medicine.
2. and the staggers n. drunkenness; the delirium tremens. (Always with the in this sense.) He seems to have a little touch of the staggers.