One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Sonny took the blow on the temple and staggered sideways’
lurch, walk unsteadily, reel, sway, teeter, totter, stumble, wobble, move clumsily, weave, flounder, falter, pitch, roll
2‘I saw a sight that staggered me’
astonish, amaze, nonplus, startle, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, flabbergast, shock, shake, stop someone in their tracks, stupefy, leave open-mouthed, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, daze, benumb, confound, disconcert, shatter, take aback, jolt, shake up
informal bowl over, knock for six, floor, blow someone's mind, strike dumb
3‘meetings are staggered throughout the day’
spread, spread out, space, space out, time at intervals, overlap
4‘stagger the screws at each joint’
alternate, step, arrange in a zigzag
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