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SAG, verb intransitive [a different spelling of swag, which see.]

1. To yield; to give way; to lean or incline from an upright position, or to bend from a horizontal position. Our workmen say, a building sags to the north or south; or a beam sags by means of its weight.

2. In sailing, to incline to the leeward; to make lee way.

SAG, verb transitive To cause to bend or give way; to load or burden.