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fidg·et

 (fĭj′ĭt)
v. fidg·et·ed, fidg·et·ing, fidg·ets
v.intr.
1. To behave or move nervously or restlessly.
2. To play or fuss; fiddle: He fidgeted with his notes while lecturing.
v.tr.
To cause to behave or move nervously or restlessly.
n.
1. fidgets A condition of restlessness as manifested by nervous movements. Often used with the: a bored child who had the fidgets.
2. One that fidgets.

[From obsolete and dialectal fidge, to move restlessly, perhaps from Middle English fiken, of Scandinavian origin.]

fidget

(ˈfɪdʒɪt)
vb
1. (intr) to move about restlessly
2. (often foll by: with) to make restless or uneasy movements (with something); fiddle: he fidgeted with his pen.
3. (tr) to cause to fidget
4. (tr) to cause to worry; make uneasy
n
5. (often plural) a state of restlessness or unease, esp as expressed in continual motion: he's got the fidgets.
6. a person who fidgets
[C17: from earlier fidge, probably from Old Norse fīkjast to desire eagerly]
ˈfidgetingly adv
ˈfidgety adj

fidg•et

(ˈfɪdʒ ɪt)

v.i.
1. to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently.
v.t.
2. to cause to fidget.
n.
3. Often, fidgets. the condition or an instance of being nervously restless, uneasy, or impatient.
4. Also, fidg′et•er. a person who fidgets.
[1665–75; compare dial. fidge to fidget]
fidg′et•y, adj.

fidget


Past participle: fidgeted
Gerund: fidgeting

Imperative
fidget
fidget
Present
I fidget
you fidget
he/she/it fidgets
we fidget
you fidget
they fidget
Preterite
I fidgeted
you fidgeted
he/she/it fidgeted
we fidgeted
you fidgeted
they fidgeted
Present Continuous
I am fidgeting
you are fidgeting
he/she/it is fidgeting
we are fidgeting
you are fidgeting
they are fidgeting
Present Perfect
I have fidgeted
you have fidgeted
he/she/it has fidgeted
we have fidgeted
you have fidgeted
they have fidgeted
Past Continuous
I was fidgeting
you were fidgeting
he/she/it was fidgeting
we were fidgeting
you were fidgeting
they were fidgeting
Past Perfect
I had fidgeted
you had fidgeted
he/she/it had fidgeted
we had fidgeted
you had fidgeted
they had fidgeted
Future
I will fidget
you will fidget
he/she/it will fidget
we will fidget
you will fidget
they will fidget
Future Perfect
I will have fidgeted
you will have fidgeted
he/she/it will have fidgeted
we will have fidgeted
you will have fidgeted
they will have fidgeted
Future Continuous
I will be fidgeting
you will be fidgeting
he/she/it will be fidgeting
we will be fidgeting
you will be fidgeting
they will be fidgeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fidgeting
you have been fidgeting
he/she/it has been fidgeting
we have been fidgeting
you have been fidgeting
they have been fidgeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fidgeting
you will have been fidgeting
he/she/it will have been fidgeting
we will have been fidgeting
you will have been fidgeting
they will have been fidgeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fidgeting
you had been fidgeting
he/she/it had been fidgeting
we had been fidgeting
you had been fidgeting
they had been fidgeting
Conditional
I would fidget
you would fidget
he/she/it would fidget
we would fidget
you would fidget
they would fidget
Past Conditional
I would have fidgeted
you would have fidgeted
he/she/it would have fidgeted
we would have fidgeted
you would have fidgeted
they would have fidgeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fidget - a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion; "he's got the fidgets"; "waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness"
agitation - the feeling of being agitated; not calm
impatience - a restless desire for change and excitement
Verb1.fidget - move restlessly; "The child is always fidgeting in his seat"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

fidget

verb move restlessly, fiddle (informal), bustle, twitch, fret, squirm, chafe, jiggle, jitter (informal), be like a cat on hot bricks (informal), worry The children began to fidget.

fidget

verb
To move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion:
noun
A state of nervous restlessness or agitation.Often used in plural:
jitter (used in plural), jump (used in plural), shiver (used in plural), tremble (often used in plural).
Informal: all-overs, shake (used in plural).
Translations
مُتَهَزْهِزيَتَهَزْهَز
nervózavrtět se
nyugtalan ember
eirîarlaus maîurvera eirîarlaus/allur á iîi
muistytisnenuoramanenustygimas vietojenenustygti vietoje
dīdītiesgrozītiesnemiera gars
nervózny človek
igračkati se
afacankaynaşıp durmakkıpır kıpır kıpırdamakkurtluyumurcak

fidget

[ˈfɪdʒɪt]
A. N
1. (= person) → persona f inquieta, azogado/a m/f
2. to have the fidgetsno parar quieto, ser un azogue
B. VI (also fidget about, fidget around) → no parar de moverse
to fidget with sthjuguetear con algo
don't fidget!; stop fidgeting!¡estáte quieto!

fidget

[ˈfɪdʒɪt] viremuer
to fidget with sth → tripoter qch

fidget

vi (also fidget about or around: = be restless) → zappeln; to fidget with somethingmit etw herumspielen or herumfummeln (inf); don’t fidgetzappel nicht so rum; he sat there fidgeting in his chairer rutschte auf seinem Stuhl hin und her
n
(= person)Zappelphilipp m (inf)
(inf) to get the fidgetszappelig werden; have you got the fidgets?was bist du für ein Zappelphilipp! (inf)

fidget

[ˈfɪdʒɪt]
1. n (person) → persona irrequieta
to have the fidgets → essere irrequieto/a or agitato/a
2. vi (also fidget about or around) → agitarsi
to fidget with sth → giocherellare con qc

fidget

(ˈfidʒit) verbpast tense, past participle ˈfidgeted
to move (the hands, feet etc) restlessly. Stop fidgeting while I'm talking to you!
noun
a person who fidgets. She's a terrible fidget!
the fidgets
nervous restlessness.

fidget

vi agitarse, moverse mucho (con impaciencia o nerviosismo), hacer movimientos inconscientes (debido a impaciencia o nerviosismo)
References in classic literature ?
So then he was in a fidget for the rain to let up, so we could turn out and run across some of the people and see if they would say anything about it to us.
Very good," I thought; "you may fume and fidget as you please: but this is the best plan to pursue with you, I am certain.
For gracious sake say something else besides `indeed,' or you'll fidget me to death," said Miss Pross: whose character (dissociated from stature) was shortness.
It cramped and hurt me so, that it made me perfectly miserable; but if I moved in the least, and made a glass that was in the basket rattle against something else (as it was sure to do), she gave me the cruellest poke with her foot, and said, 'Come, don't YOU fidget.
The mother's begun to fidget about you, an' she's got the little un ill.
Jones, who began to fidget with curiosity; “then it is an appointment.
They always perched there before crossing the great seas, and for a week or two would fidget gently over clothes, guide-books, mackintosh squares, digestive bread, and other Continental necessaries.
Soames will be in a dreadful fidget until we are able to tell him something positive.
A few moments passed, and then the old gentleman began to fidget.
If you persist, lawyers' clerks will have to make flying leaps into the mud; young lady typists will have to fidget behind you.
At this the thrushes began to fidget, which made Peter tremble for his scheme.
She told me her nurse could do it in half the time, and, by keeping up a constant fidget of impatience, contrived to render me still longer.