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stagger around

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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the staggers

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The complaint primarily alleges that Meadow Valley's October 1995 Registration Statement on Form S-1 was misleading in stating that Meadow Valley's directors were elected on a staggered basis because Meadow Valley's Bylaws, providing for such staggered term, were not so amended until April 1997, and that such amendment was not filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Many athletics supporters have accepted the staggered start for 5,000 metres track races when there is a large field but last weekend with huge numbers entering the young athletes' 1,500 metres races the go-ahead local technical officials came up with an un-tried idea and decided that the only way round not having heats and a final was to run everyone in one race, a feat believed to have never been tried before.