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a. Any of various lively dances in triple time.
b. The music for such a dance. Also called gigue.
2. A joke or trick. Used chiefly in the phrase The jig is up.
3. A typically metal fishing lure with one or more hooks, usually deployed with a jiggling motion on or near the bottom.
4. An apparatus for cleaning or separating crushed ore by agitation in water.
5. A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
v. jigged, jig·ging, jigs
1. To dance or play a jig.
2. To move or bob up and down jerkily and rapidly.
3. To operate a jig.
1. To bob or jerk (something) up and down or to and fro.
2. To machine (an object) with the aid of a jig.
3. To separate or clean (ore) by shaking a jig.
in jig time Informal
Very quickly; rapidly.
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a black person.
[Probably shortening of jigaboo.]
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1. (Dancing) any of several old rustic kicking and leaping dances
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, usually in six-eight time
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical device designed to hold and locate a component during machining and to guide the cutting tool
4. (Angling) angling any of various spinning lures that wobble when drawn through the water
5. (Mining & Quarrying) mining Also called: jigger a device for separating ore or coal from waste material by agitation in water
6. obsolete a joke or prank
vb, jigs, jigging or jigged
7. (Dancing) to dance (a jig)
8. to jerk or cause to jerk up and down rapidly
9. (Mechanical Engineering) (often foll by up) to fit or be fitted in a jig
10. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to drill or cut (a workpiece) in a jig
11. (Mining & Quarrying) mining to separate ore or coal from waste material using a jig
12. (Mechanical Engineering) (intr) to produce or manufacture a jig
13. slang Austral to play truant from school
[C16 (originally: a dance or the music for it; applied to various modern devices because of the verbal sense: to jerk up and down rapidly): of unknown origin]
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n., v. jigged, jig•ging. n.
1. a plate, box, or open frame for holding work and for guiding a machine tool to the work.
2. any of several devices that are jerked up and down in or pulled through the water to attract fish to a line.
3. an apparatus for washing coal or separating ore from gangue by shaking and washing.
4. a cloth-dyeing machine in which a roll of fabric is unwound, passed through a vat of dye, and then rewound onto another cylinder.v.t.
5. to treat, cut, produce, etc., with a jig.v.i.
6. to use a jig.
7. to fish with a jig.
[1855–60; probably akin to jig2, in sense “jerk to and fro”]
n., v. jigged, jig•ging. n.
1. a rapid, lively, springy, irregular dance for one or more persons, usu. in triple meter.
2. a piece of music for such a dance.
3. Obs. prank; trick.v.t.
4. to dance (a jig or any lively dance).
5. to sing or play in the time or rhythm of a jig: to jig a tune.
6. to cause to move with quick, jerky or bobbing motions.v.i.
7. to dance or play a jig.
8. to move with a quick, jerky motion; hop; bob.Idioms:
in jig time, with dispatch; rapidly.
[1550–60; in earliest sense “kind of dance” perhaps < Middle French giguer to frolic, gambol]
jig′like`, jig′gish, adj.
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Past participle: jigged
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A lively sixteenth-century solo-step dance native to the British Isles.
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|Noun||1.||jig - music in three-four time for dancing a jig|
dance music - music to dance to
|2.||jig - a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water|
|3.||jig - a device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it|
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
|4.||jig - any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping|
|Verb||1.||jig - dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions|
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verb skip, bob, prance, jiggle, shake, bounce, twitch, wobble, caper, wiggle, jounce Guests bopped and jigged the night away to disco beat.
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رَقْصَه شَعبِيَّه تُشْبِه الدَّبْكَهيَتَهَزْهَز
hoppe op og nedjig
alòÿîudans; alòÿîutónlisthreyfast til
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(Tech) → Spannvorrichtung f
vi (= dance) → tanzen; (fig: also jig about) → herumhüpfen; to jig up and down → Sprünge machen, herumspringen
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jig[dʒɪg] n (dance, tune) → giga
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(a piece of music for) a type of lively dance. askoek, horrelpyp رَقْصَه شَعبِيَّه تُشْبِه الدَّبْكَه жига jiga giga die Gigue jig ζωηρό μουσικό κομμάτι, ζωηρός χορός giga džiig رقص تند و پرش دار gigue gigue רִיקוד גִ'יג थिरकन नाच नाचने की गत vrsta brzog plesa dzsigg (tánc) dansa gembira alþÿðudans; alþÿðutónlist giga ジグ 지그(보통은 3박자의 활발한 춤) džigas žīga irama jig horlepijpgigg giga مسته نڅا، مست اتڼ ددغه ډول نڅا دپاره موسيقي: يوه اله چې دبلې اّلى درهنمايى دپاره استعماليږي ( ددوهمې الى دكار په وخت كې jiga gigă джига giga poskočen ples džig jigg การเต้นรำด้วยจังหวะเร็ว cig dansı 快步舞(曲) джига ایک جوشیلا رقص điệu nhảy jig 快步舞（曲）verb – past tense, past participle jigged –
to jump (about). Stop jigging about and stand still! spring, huppel, skommel, wiegel; op en neer wip يَتَهَزْهَز подскачам gingar hopsat herumhüpfen hoppe op og ned χοροπηδώ bailar la giga hüppama ورجه وورجه کردن hypähdellä ympäriinsä sautiller לְהִתנוֹעֵע नाचना vrpoljiti se, poskakivati ugrándozik berjingkrak-jingkrak hreyfast til (og frá) saltellare はね回る 껑충껑충 뛰다 šokinėti lēkāt melompat-lompat ronddansendanse gigg, hoppe, sprette wierzgać نڅا كول، غزلى ويل gingar a ţopăi приплясывать krepčiť, skackať poskakovati skakutati hoppa, skutta เคลื่อนไหวไปมาอย่างรวดเร็ว hoplamak, zıplamak 跳動 підстрибувати, підскакувати اچھلنا nhảy điệu jig 跳动
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