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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 ?
When you feel it in your stomach, your attention wanders, and you begin to fidget. I fidgeted silently in my place on the sand.
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.
"Steady, steady, my boy," he would say; "wait a bit, and we will have a good swing, and soon get the tickle out of your feet." Then as soon as we were out of the village, he would give me a few miles at a spanking trot, and then bring me back as fresh as before, only clear of the fidgets, as he called them.
I fidgeted up and down the raft, abusing myself to myself, and Jim was fidgeting up and down past me.
No doubt they fidgeted only about as usual, but it didn't seem so to me.
Here the Queen put on her spectacles, and began staring at the Hatter, who turned pale and fidgeted.
If he fidgeted his uncle was apt to grow restless and say it was high time he went to school.
Yes, it's about her, and though it's a little thing, it fidgets me."
He would have tossed and fidgeted, as his nerves demanded, but he was afraid he might wake Sid.
The Sheriff fidgeted like a small boy who has forgotten his lesson.
I wandered in it, pitching the tabernacle of my thoughts on the lining of the square family-pew, the fidgets of my small brothers, and the horror of knowing that, on the Monday, I should have to write out, from memory, jottings of the rambling disconnected extempore sermon, which might have had any text but its own, and to stand or fall by the result.
'Fidgeting in adults has been found to consist mainly of things like tapping hands or feet but children make bigger whole-body movements when they fidget and they also fidget more often than adults.