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1    falter, hesitate, lurch, reel, sway, teeter, totter, vacillate, waver, wobble  
2    amaze, astonish, astound, bowl over     (informal)   confound, dumbfound, flabbergast, give (someone) a shock, nonplus, overwhelm, shake, shock, strike (someone) dumb, stun, stupefy, surprise, take (someone) aback, take (someone's) breath away, throw off balance  
3    alternate, overlap, step, zigzag  
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  ( staggers    3rd person present)   ( staggering    present participle)   ( staggered    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you stagger, you walk very unsteadily, for example because you are ill or drunk.  
He lost his balance, staggered back against the rail and toppled over...      V adv/prep  
He was staggering and had to lean on the bar.      V  
2       verb   If you say that someone or something staggerson, you mean that it is only just succeeds in continuing.  
Truman allowed him to stagger on for nearly another two years.      V adv/prep  
3       verb   If something staggers you, it surprises you very much.  
The whole thing staggers me.      V n  
  staggered      adj   v-link ADJ  
I was simply staggered by the heat of the Argentinian high-summer.     
4       verb   To stagger things such as people's holidays or hours of work means to arrange them so that they do not all happen at the same time.  
During the past few years the government has staggered the summer vacation periods for students.      V n  

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stage, swagger, stranger, sage

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