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wag·gle

 (wăg′əl)
v. wag·gled, wag·gling, wag·gles
v.tr.
To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions: waggled her foot impatiently.
v.intr.
To move shakily; wobble: waggled down the steps.
n.
A wobbling motion.

[Middle English wagelen, frequentative of waggen; see wag1.]

wag′gly adj.

waggle

(ˈwæɡəl)
vb
to move or cause to move with a rapid shaking or wobbling motion
n
a rapid shaking or wobbling motion
[C16: frequentative of wag1]
ˈwagglingly adv
ˈwaggly adj

wag•gle

(ˈwæg əl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.i.
1. to wobble or shake, esp. while in motion.
v.t.
2. to move up and down or from side to side: to waggle one's head.
n.
3. a waggling motion.
[1585–95; wag + -le]

waggle


Past participle: waggled
Gerund: waggling

Imperative
waggle
waggle
Present
I waggle
you waggle
he/she/it waggles
we waggle
you waggle
they waggle
Preterite
I waggled
you waggled
he/she/it waggled
we waggled
you waggled
they waggled
Present Continuous
I am waggling
you are waggling
he/she/it is waggling
we are waggling
you are waggling
they are waggling
Present Perfect
I have waggled
you have waggled
he/she/it has waggled
we have waggled
you have waggled
they have waggled
Past Continuous
I was waggling
you were waggling
he/she/it was waggling
we were waggling
you were waggling
they were waggling
Past Perfect
I had waggled
you had waggled
he/she/it had waggled
we had waggled
you had waggled
they had waggled
Future
I will waggle
you will waggle
he/she/it will waggle
we will waggle
you will waggle
they will waggle
Future Perfect
I will have waggled
you will have waggled
he/she/it will have waggled
we will have waggled
you will have waggled
they will have waggled
Future Continuous
I will be waggling
you will be waggling
he/she/it will be waggling
we will be waggling
you will be waggling
they will be waggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waggling
you have been waggling
he/she/it has been waggling
we have been waggling
you have been waggling
they have been waggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waggling
you will have been waggling
he/she/it will have been waggling
we will have been waggling
you will have been waggling
they will have been waggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waggling
you had been waggling
he/she/it had been waggling
we had been waggling
you had been waggling
they had been waggling
Conditional
I would waggle
you would waggle
he/she/it would waggle
we would waggle
you would waggle
they would waggle
Past Conditional
I would have waggled
you would have waggled
he/she/it would have waggled
we would have waggled
you would have waggled
they would have waggled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waggle - causing to move repeatedly from side to sidewaggle - causing to move repeatedly from side to side
agitation - the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
Verb1.waggle - move from side to sidewaggle - move from side to side; "The happy dog wagged his tail"
jiggle, joggle, wiggle - move to and fro; "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"
2.waggle - move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motionwaggle - move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

waggle

verb wag, wiggle, wave, shake, flutter, wobble, oscillate He was waggling his toes in his socks.

waggle

verb
1. To move to and fro vigorously and usually repeatedly:
2. To move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down:
3. To move or proceed with short irregular motions up and down or from side to side:
Translations
هَزَّهيَهُز، يَهْتَز
vippevippenvrikkevrikken
billegbillegés
dilla, vingsa sér, vaggarugg, rykkir, vagg
kraipymaskraipytikrusčiojimaskrusčioti
kustēšanāskustētieskustināšanakustinātšūpošana
kývať
salla masalla mak

waggle

[ˈwægl]
A. N [of finger] → movimiento m; [of hips] → contoneo m, meneo m
B. VT [+ finger] → agitar; [+ hips] → contonear, menear; [+ tail] → sacudir, menear
he can waggle his earspuede mover las orejas

waggle

[ˈwægəl]
vt [+ finger, toes, head] → remuer
viremuer

waggle

vtwackeln mit; tailwedeln mit; (bird) → wippen mit; he waggled his loose toother wackelte an dem lockeren Zahn
viwackeln; (tail)wedeln; (of bird)wippen
n with a waggle of her hips she left the stagemit den Hüften wackelnd ging sie von der Bühne

waggle

[ˈwægl]
1. n with a waggle of her hipsancheggiando
with a waggle of its tail → scodinzolando
2. vt (tail) → dimenare, agitare
to waggle one's hips → ancheggiare
3. vidimenarsi, agitarsi

waggle

(ˈwӕgl) verb
to (cause to) move from side to side. She waggled her hips as she walked down the street; His beard waggled as he ate.
noun
such a movement.
References in classic literature ?
She is a nervous child, and I'm afraid it will be bad for her," said Aunt Myra, watching Rose as she counted vertebr‘, and waggled a hip-joint in its socket with an inquiring expression.
He tilted his cap over his eyes, waggled his club a little, shifted his feet, waggled his club some more, gazed keenly towards the horizon for a moment, waggled his club again, and finally, with the air of a Strong Man lifting a bar of iron, raised it slowly above his head.
I introduced David, who offered his hand stiffly, but Joey, instead of taking it, put out his tongue and waggled it, and this was so droll that David had again to save himself by clapping his hand over his mouth.
As he ran he jerked his hands up and down, waggled his head, and writhed his face into the most extraordinary contortions.
And in a final salute at Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, the plane waggled its wings, which the RAF called "a farewell from one fighter pilot to another".
Ben waggled his crown jewels at everyone," the Sun quoted the partygoer as saying.