NOTE: Can be used metaphorically.
She staggered up the steps to knock on the door.
He staggered to his feet and gripped Alex's arm.
Plodding and overplotted, it staggers under the weight of its contrivances.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
NOTE: Watch for adjectival uses, like 'the extinctions were staggered across the time period', as opposed to passive uses, like 'the boards were staggered and taped (by the work crew).'
He staggered the lights instead of putting them in a straight line.
She staggered the planting over nine weeks to maximize the duration of production.
10 minute intervals will stagger competitors.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
It staggers the mind how badly this was bungled.
The difference will stagger you.
It staggers me that they don't do more to promote 3D.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4