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trig 1

Smart and trim, as in appearance; neat: a trig beard.
tr.v. trigged, trig·ging, trigs
To make trim or neat, especially in dress: "Loudon even trigged himself up in camel-colored topcoat and snap-brim hat" (Ivan Doig).

[Middle English, true, from Old Norse tryggr, loyal, true; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

trig′ly adv.
trig′ness n.

trig 2

tr.v. trigged, trig·ging, trigs
To stop (a wheel) from rolling, as with a wedge.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tryggr, firm; see trig1.]

trig 3

 (trĭg) Informal


neat or spruce
vb, trigs, trigging or trigged
to make or become trim or spruce
[C12 (originally: trusty): of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tryggr true]
ˈtrigly adv
ˈtrigness n


(Tools) a wedge or prop
vb (tr) , trigs, trigging or trigged
1. to block or stop
2. to prop or support
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse tryggja to make secure; see trig1]



[1895–1905; by shortening]



adj. Chiefly Brit.
1. neat; spruce.
2. sound; well.
[1505–15; Middle English trigg true, trusty < Old Norse tryggr loyal, safe, c. Gothic triggws faithful]


1. trigonometric.
2. trigonometrical.
3. trigonometry.


Past participle: trigged
Gerund: trigging

I trig
you trig
he/she/it trigs
we trig
you trig
they trig
I trigged
you trigged
he/she/it trigged
we trigged
you trigged
they trigged
Present Continuous
I am trigging
you are trigging
he/she/it is trigging
we are trigging
you are trigging
they are trigging
Present Perfect
I have trigged
you have trigged
he/she/it has trigged
we have trigged
you have trigged
they have trigged
Past Continuous
I was trigging
you were trigging
he/she/it was trigging
we were trigging
you were trigging
they were trigging
Past Perfect
I had trigged
you had trigged
he/she/it had trigged
we had trigged
you had trigged
they had trigged
I will trig
you will trig
he/she/it will trig
we will trig
you will trig
they will trig
Future Perfect
I will have trigged
you will have trigged
he/she/it will have trigged
we will have trigged
you will have trigged
they will have trigged
Future Continuous
I will be trigging
you will be trigging
he/she/it will be trigging
we will be trigging
you will be trigging
they will be trigging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trigging
you have been trigging
he/she/it has been trigging
we have been trigging
you have been trigging
they have been trigging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trigging
you will have been trigging
he/she/it will have been trigging
we will have been trigging
you will have been trigging
they will have been trigging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trigging
you had been trigging
he/she/it had been trigging
we had been trigging
you had been trigging
they had been trigging
I would trig
you would trig
he/she/it would trig
we would trig
you would trig
they would trig
Past Conditional
I would have trigged
you would have trigged
he/she/it would have trigged
we would have trigged
you would have trigged
they would have trigged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trig - the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functionstrig - the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
pure mathematics - the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
spherical trigonometry - (mathematics) the trigonometry of spherical triangles
triangulation - a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation
Adj.1.trig - neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"


1. Being or in accordance with the current fashion:
Informal: classy, in, sharp, snappy, swish, tony, trendy.
Slang: with-it.
2. In good order or clean condition:
Chiefly British: tight.
To make neat and trim; make presentable.Also used with out:
clean (up), freshen (up), groom, neaten (up), slick up, spruce (up), tidy (up), trim.
References in classic literature ?
In pursuance of this decision, when the two brothers, talking university shop, had used "trig" several times, Martin Eden demanded:-
It proved to be aboard the Toreador, and a half-hour later there was such a reunion on the deck of the trig little yacht as no one there had ever dreamed might be possible.
I cannot but feel compassion when I hear some trig, compact-looking man, seemingly free, all girded and ready, speak of his "furniture," as whether it is insured or not.
Following the acquisition, TRIG's portfolio will be 42% outside of the UK, with Gode making up 8% of the portfolio.
The friends, from Glasgow and Stirlingshire, started at Maol Mor trig in the Trossachs at 11am on April 6 and finished on the summit of Ben Lomond at 9.45pm the next day.
Caption: Bob Jaskolski of Trig's and WGB's Meg Major
RES are contracted as owner's engineer on behalf of TRIG.
The trig point and its 'toposcope' is used by walkers to navigate the view at the popular area of natural beauty - and the plaque points out key landmarks including Chequers, the Dunstable Downs and on a clear day even The Cotswolds.
At one time, there were as many as 6,500 trig points throughout the UK, erected by the Ordnance Survey for accurate map-making.
Different weights of TRIG petroleum jelly were prepared and applied to 600 cm of the forearm, wrist to elbow, of human volunteer.
To go trig bagging, locate a trig point on a map - it's a small triangle with at dot at the centre - and walk to it.
11 Head west and follow either of the paths from the trig point, they will lead you to the other side of the summit and the best picnic location on the Jurassic Coast.