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 for Drooped
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Droop \Droop\ (dr[=oo]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drooped; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Drooping.] [Icel. dr[=u]pa; akin to E. drop. See
     1. To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an
        animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or
        exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like. "The purple
        flowers droop." "Above her drooped a lamp." --Tennyson.
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              I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he
              began very much to droop and languish. --Swift.
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     2. To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like
        causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as,
        her spirits drooped.
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              I'll animate the soldier's drooping courage.
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     3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline. "Then
        day drooped." --Tennyson.
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