wiggle


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wig·gle

 (wĭg′əl)
v. wig·gled, wig·gling, wig·gles
v.intr.
1. To move back and forth with quick irregular motions: The gelatin wiggled on the plate.
2.
a. To move or proceed with a twisting or turning motion; wriggle: wiggled restlessly in her chair; wiggled through the crowd.
b. To insinuate or extricate oneself by sly or subtle means: wiggled out of a social engagement.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move back and forth with quick irregular motions: wiggle a loose tooth.
2. To make (one's way, for example) by or as if by wiggling: The pitcher wiggled his way out of a jam.
n.
A wiggling movement or course.
Idiom:
get a wiggle on Slang
To hurry or hurry up.

[Middle English wiglen, probably from Middle Low German wiggelen, to totter; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

wig′gly adj.

wiggle

(ˈwɪɡəl)
vb
to move or cause to move with jerky movements, esp from side to side
n
1. the act or an instance of wiggling
2. get a wiggle on slang chiefly US to hurry up
[C13: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch wiggelen]
ˈwiggler n
ˈwiggly adj

wig•gle

(ˈwɪg əl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.i.
1. to move or go with short, quick, irregular movements from side to side: The puppies wiggled with delight.
v.t.
2. to cause to wiggle; move quickly and irregularly from side to side.
n.
3. a wiggling movement or course.
4. a wiggly line.
Idioms:
get a wiggle on, Informal. to hurry up; get a move on.
[1175–1225; Middle English wiglen]

wiggle


Past participle: wiggled
Gerund: wiggling

Imperative
wiggle
wiggle
Present
I wiggle
you wiggle
he/she/it wiggles
we wiggle
you wiggle
they wiggle
Preterite
I wiggled
you wiggled
he/she/it wiggled
we wiggled
you wiggled
they wiggled
Present Continuous
I am wiggling
you are wiggling
he/she/it is wiggling
we are wiggling
you are wiggling
they are wiggling
Present Perfect
I have wiggled
you have wiggled
he/she/it has wiggled
we have wiggled
you have wiggled
they have wiggled
Past Continuous
I was wiggling
you were wiggling
he/she/it was wiggling
we were wiggling
you were wiggling
they were wiggling
Past Perfect
I had wiggled
you had wiggled
he/she/it had wiggled
we had wiggled
you had wiggled
they had wiggled
Future
I will wiggle
you will wiggle
he/she/it will wiggle
we will wiggle
you will wiggle
they will wiggle
Future Perfect
I will have wiggled
you will have wiggled
he/she/it will have wiggled
we will have wiggled
you will have wiggled
they will have wiggled
Future Continuous
I will be wiggling
you will be wiggling
he/she/it will be wiggling
we will be wiggling
you will be wiggling
they will be wiggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wiggling
you have been wiggling
he/she/it has been wiggling
we have been wiggling
you have been wiggling
they have been wiggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wiggling
you will have been wiggling
he/she/it will have been wiggling
we will have been wiggling
you will have been wiggling
they will have been wiggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wiggling
you had been wiggling
he/she/it had been wiggling
we had been wiggling
you had been wiggling
they had been wiggling
Conditional
I would wiggle
you would wiggle
he/she/it would wiggle
we would wiggle
you would wiggle
they would wiggle
Past Conditional
I would have wiggled
you would have wiggled
he/she/it would have wiggled
we would have wiggled
you would have wiggled
they would have wiggled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wiggle - the act of wigglingwiggle - the act of wiggling      
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Verb1.wiggle - move to and frowiggle - move to and fro; "Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"
shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
wag, waggle - move from side to side; "The happy dog wagged his tail"

wiggle

verb
1. jerk, shake, twitch, wag, jiggle, waggle She wiggled her fingers to attract his attention.
2. squirm, twitch, writhe, shimmy A little worm was wiggling on the pavement.
noun
1. jerk, shake, twitch, wag, squirm, writhe, jiggle, waggle, shimmy With a wiggle of her hips, she slid out of her skirt.

wiggle

verb
To move or proceed with short irregular motions up and down or from side to side:
Translations
يَتَذَبْذَب
vrikke med
tekergõzik
rugga, vagga
gorītgrozīt
oynatmaksallamak

wiggle

[ˈwɪgl]
A. Nmeneo m
to walk with a wigglecaminar contoneándose
B. VT [+ toes, fingers] → mover (mucho); [+ hips] → contonear, menear
C. VI [person] → contonearse; [hips] → contonearse, menearse

wiggle

[ˈwɪgəl]
vt [+ finger, toe] → remuer; [+ hips] → rouler
vi
(= wriggle, move) [person] → gigoter; [worm] → se tortiller
n (= wiggling movement) a wiggle of the hips → un roulement de hanches, un tortillement de hancheswiggle room nmarge f de manœuvre

wiggle

nWackeln nt no pl; give it a wiggle and it might come freewackeln Sie mal daran, dann geht es vielleicht raus; to get a wiggle on (inf)Dampf dahintermachen (inf)
vtwackeln mit; eyebrowszucken mit
viwackeln; (eyebrows)zucken

wiggle

[ˈwɪgl]
1. n with a wiggle of her hipsancheggiando
2. vt (fingers, loose tooth) → muovere
to wiggle one's hips → ancheggiare
3. vi (person) → dimenarsi, agitarsi; (worm) → agitarsi, muoversi; (tooth, loose screw) → tentennare

wiggle

(ˈwigl) verb
to waggle or wriggle. She wiggled her hips.
ˈwiggly adjective
not straight; going up and down, from side to side etc. a wiggly line.

wiggle

vt, vi mover(se); Wiggle your toes..Mueva sus dedos del pie.
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Demi's miracle of mechanical skill, though the cover wouldn't shut, Rob's footstool had a wiggle in its uneven legs that she declared was soothing, and no page of the costly book Amy's child gave her was so fair as that on which appeared in tipsy capitals, the words-- "To dear Grandma, from her little Beth.
said Harvey, who was drawing water (he had learned just how to wiggle the bucket), after an unusually long dressing- down.
Now just wiggle your shoulders this way," he said, "and let go.
Now," said Tip, instructing the Saw-Horse, "if you wiggle your legs you will probably swim; and if you swim we shall probably reach the other side.
The Saw-Horse at once began to wiggle its legs, which acted as oars and moved the adventurers slowly across the river to the opposite side.
Daughtry extended his left hand, with a little wiggle of the little finger advertising the seat of the affliction.
Anne, you sit here on the ottoman and don't wiggle.
Just at present they are out of mischief and perfectly safe, for they can't even wiggle.
But if he wiggles that way he may tear his clothes.
Why did we settle that their house would be all gables and wiggles, and their garden all gamboge-coloured paths?
Wiggle Your Toes is continually looking for donations from those who would like to help their cause.
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