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shag 1

1. A tangle or mass, especially of rough matted hair.
a. A coarse long nap, as on a woolen cloth.
b. Cloth having such a nap.
3. A rug with a thick rough pile.
4. Coarse shredded tobacco.
tr.v. shagged, shag·ging, shags
To make shaggy; roughen.

[Middle English *shagge, from Old English sceacga, matted hair.]

shag 2

A dance step of the 1930s consisting of a hop on each foot in turn.
intr.v. shagged, shag·ging, shags
To perform or execute this dance.

[Origin unknown.]

shag 3

Any of several cormorants, especially Phalacrocorax aristotelis of Europe and North Africa.

[Perhaps from its shaggy crest.]

shag 4

tr.v. shagged, shag·ging, shags
1. To chase and bring back; fetch.
2. Baseball To chase and catch (fly balls) in practice.

[Perhaps from obsolete shag, to shake.]

shag 5

v. shagged, shag·ging, shags Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
To engage in sexual intercourse with.
To engage in sexual intercourse.

[Perhaps from obsolete shag, to shake, wiggle.]
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extremely tired; exhausted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shagged - having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags; "junipers with shagged trunks"; "shaggy rugs"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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[ʃægd] ADJ (also shagged out) → hecho polvo
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[ʃægd] shagged out adj (Brit) (fam!) → distrutto/a, a pezzi
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References in classic literature ?
Here and there fierce duellos took place between rival enamorados; butting their huge shagged fronts together, goring each other with their short black horns, and tearing up the earth with their feet in perfect fury.
They gained the summit only to find themselves on another ravine, and now perceived that this vast mountain, which had presented such a sloping and even side to the distant beholder on the plain, was shagged by frightful precipices, and seamed with longitudinal chasms, deep and dangerous.
He was gaunt and shagged, with a ewe neck, and a head like a hammer; his rusty mane and tail were tangled and knotted with burs; one eye had lost its pupil, and was glaring and spectral, but the other had the gleam of a genuine devil in it.
The area had once been a grass plot, but was now shagged with briers and rank weeds.
As the rest of the Tyneside sophisticates introduced themselves, boob-job improved Holly gazed witheringly at Aarhead and sighed: "We've already shagged." What a surprise.
Though Seth Ring, vice president of sales and marketing, Surya, is personally "shagged out," they keep selling, he said.
This was years before Melissa Etheridge sang, "Come to My Window." My new friend said that on a family trip to the Magic Kingdom, one of her neighbors had sneaked off and shagged the girl in the Peter Pan costume.
"And I can't believe he actually shagged his dumpy nanny - and she kept a diary of it," he told us at the Style magazine summer party.
While there have been some triumphs and moments in the sun, such as his cover of The Guess Who's American Woman on the soundtrack to the 1999 movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, his recent albums have tended to lack focus and fire.
New Line's 1999 sequel Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, was a parody of the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.