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stagger around

To walk or shuffle around (some place) in an swerving, unsteady manner. I suddenly became very disoriented and began staggering around the room like an old drunk. I don't really find it enjoyable to drink to the point where all I can do is mumble and stagger around. The actor staggered around the stage in a particularly hammy death scene.
See also: around, stagger

stagger from (some place)

To walk or shuffle out of some place in an swerving, unsteady manner. The man staggered from the room clutching his chest, and I knew immediately he was having a heart attack. We all staggered from the pub in a drunken haze.
See also: stagger

stagger in(to some place)

To enter (some place) while walking in a swerving, unsteady manner. When Kevin came staggering in, I knew he must have been up all night drinking. The woman staggered into the police station, pale and shaking with fear.
See also: stagger

stagger out

To walk or shuffle out (of some place) in an swerving, unsteady manner. The man staggered out of the room clutching his chest, and I knew immediately he was having a heart attack. We spent about four hours in the pub before staggering out in a drunken haze.
See also: out, stagger

stagger out of (some place)

To walk or shuffle out of some place in an swerving, unsteady manner. The man staggered out of the room clutching his chest, and I knew immediately he was having a heart attack. After about four hours we staggered out of the pub in a drunken haze.
See also: of, out, stagger

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.
See also: around, stagger

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.
See also: out, stagger
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