Middle English Dictionary Entry

drǒupen v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) To sag, slump, droop; fig. weak, failing; ~ doun; (b) to sink or fall down; of the sun: to set.
2.
(a) To be downcast, be sad, grieve, mourn; (b) ppl. drouping, downcast, mournful; -- also in comp. droupander; (c) to be afraid; cringe, cower; (d) to hide for fear, skulk.