UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstægərɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈstægərɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stagə ring)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a staggering [amount, number, quantity] of
  2. a staggering [15,000] [tons, dollars, people]
  3. a staggering amount is [spent, needed, required]
  4. a staggering lack of [knowledge, preparation, funds]
  5. a staggering rate of [inflation, crime, interest, unemployment]
  6. a staggering [result, comeback]
  7. in a staggering display of [strength, knowledge]
  8. was a staggering [performance, match]
  9. the [movie, book] was a staggering success
  10. there was a staggering [increase, change] in
  11. reached a staggering [height, level, amount]
  12. is a staggering [verdict, choice, decision]
  13. is staggering to think [that, how, what]
  14. was staggering to [hear, learn, find out] (that)
  15. it is [simply, quite, just] staggering
  16. is staggering how [little, much, many, badly, poorly]
  17. is staggering in [size, height]
  18. is staggering in [monetary, geographical, political, academic] terms
  19. [overwhelmed, overcome, burdened] by staggering [bills, costs]
  20. due to staggering [inflation]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. stagger back against the [wall, car]
  2. stagger back into the [wall]
  3. stagger back with [shock, surprise]
  4. stagger back in [shock]
  5. stagger back from the [shot, sight, sound]
  6. stagger (back) away from the [shot]
  7. stagger out of [bed, the house, the bar]
  8. stagger into [work, her]
  9. stagger through the [crowd, day]
  10. stagger to [bed, the car, the hospital]
  11. stagger around [senselessly, disoriented, in a daze]
  12. staggering around after [a long night, the accident]
  13. stagger up the [hill, mountain, path, road]
  14. stagger down the [hill]
  15. stagger [forwards, backwards, to the side]
  16. the [blow, shot] staggered him
  17. it staggers me to [see, think]
  18. staggers the mind
  19. the mind staggers (at)
  20. stagger [shifts, production, lunch hours, the start]
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