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 (bo͝og′ē, bo͞o′gē) Slang
intr.v. boog·ied, boog·y·ing, boog·ies
1. To dance to rock music.
a. To get going; leave: We're late; let's boogie.
b. To move quickly: boogied down the road in their car.
1. Strongly rhythmic rock music.
2. Boogie-woogie.

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vb (intr) , -gies, -gieing or -gied
1. to dance to pop music
2. to make love
a session of dancing to pop music
[C20: originally African-American slang, perhaps from Kongo mbugi devilishly good]
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(ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi)

n., v. -ied, -ie•ing. n.
2. a lively form of rock, based on the blues.
3. to dance to rock music.
4. Slang. to get going.
[1920–25, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
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Past participle: boogied
Gerund: boogieing

I boogie
you boogie
he/she/it boogies
we boogie
you boogie
they boogie
I boogied
you boogied
he/she/it boogied
we boogied
you boogied
they boogied
Present Continuous
I am boogieing
you are boogieing
he/she/it is boogieing
we are boogieing
you are boogieing
they are boogieing
Present Perfect
I have boogied
you have boogied
he/she/it has boogied
we have boogied
you have boogied
they have boogied
Past Continuous
I was boogieing
you were boogieing
he/she/it was boogieing
we were boogieing
you were boogieing
they were boogieing
Past Perfect
I had boogied
you had boogied
he/she/it had boogied
we had boogied
you had boogied
they had boogied
I will boogie
you will boogie
he/she/it will boogie
we will boogie
you will boogie
they will boogie
Future Perfect
I will have boogied
you will have boogied
he/she/it will have boogied
we will have boogied
you will have boogied
they will have boogied
Future Continuous
I will be boogieing
you will be boogieing
he/she/it will be boogieing
we will be boogieing
you will be boogieing
they will be boogieing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been boogieing
you have been boogieing
he/she/it has been boogieing
we have been boogieing
you have been boogieing
they have been boogieing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been boogieing
you will have been boogieing
he/she/it will have been boogieing
we will have been boogieing
you will have been boogieing
they will have been boogieing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been boogieing
you had been boogieing
he/she/it had been boogieing
we had been boogieing
you had been boogieing
they had been boogieing
I would boogie
you would boogie
he/she/it would boogie
we would boogie
you would boogie
they would boogie
Past Conditional
I would have boogied
you would have boogied
he/she/it would have boogied
we would have boogied
you would have boogied
they would have boogied
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boogie - an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)boogie - an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
Verb1.boogie - dance to boogie music
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
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A. N (= dance) → bailoteo m
to go for a boogieirse de marcha, darle marcha (al cuerpo)
B. VIbailotear, dar marcha (al cuerpo)
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[ˈbuːgɪ] vi (fam) → ballare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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