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zag

 (zăg)
n.
One of a series of sharp turns or reversals: many zigs and zags in the mountain road; the zigs and zags of the stock market.
intr.v. zagged, zag·ging, zags
1. To turn or change direction suddenly. Usually used in contrast to zig: The runner zigged when he should have zagged.
2. To behave erratically or indecisively. Usually used with zig: zigging and zagging for years over the question of disarmament.

[From zigzag.]

zag

(zæɡ)
n
1. one in a sequence of sharp turns
2. a sharp change of direction
vb (intr)
3. to change direction sharply
4. to behave in an unpredictable or indecisive manner
adv
in a changeable manner

zag

(zæg)

v.i. zagged, zag•ging.
to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zag - an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directionszag - an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
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