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wiggle

move quickly and irregularly from side to side: The puppy wiggled its tail.; undulating
Not to be confused with:
wriggle – writhe; squirm; to move by twisting and turning the body, as a worm or snake: He tried to wriggle out of the narrow opening.
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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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"
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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.
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wiggle

verb
To move or proceed with short irregular motions up and down or from side to side:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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wiggle

vt, vi mover(se); Wiggle your toes..Mueva sus dedos del pie.
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