wiggly


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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.

wig•gly

(ˈwɪg li)

adj. -gli•er, -gli•est.
1. wiggling: a wiggly child.
2. undulating; wavy: a wiggly line.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wiggly - curved or curving in and out; "wiggly lines"
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
2.wiggly - moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion; "wiggly worms"
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"
Translations
مُتَذَبْذِب،مُتَلَوٍّ
bølget
kígyózó
dillandi, vaggandi
krútivý
dalgalıkıvrımlı

wiggly

[ˈwɪglɪ] ADJ [line] → ondulado

wiggly

[ˈwɪgli] adj [line] → ondulé(e)

wiggly

adjwackelnd; amateur film etcwackelig, verwackelt; wiggly lineSchlangenlinie f; (drawn) → Wellenlinie f

wiggly

[ˈwɪglɪ] adj (line) → ondulato/a, sinuoso/a

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.
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