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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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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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Though Seth Ring, vice president of sales and marketing, Surya, is personally "shagged out," they keep selling, he said.