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Definition of jig verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jig

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dʒɪɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪɡ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jig
BrE BrE//dʒɪɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪɡ//
 
he / she / it jigs
BrE BrE//dʒɪɡz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪɡz//
 
past simple jigged
BrE BrE//dʒɪɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪɡd//
 
past participle jigged
BrE BrE//dʒɪɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪɡd//
 
-ing form jigging
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪɡɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪɡɪŋ//
 
 
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(jigging, jigged) [intransitive, transitive] jig (somebody/something) (+ adv./prep.) to move or to make somebody/something move up and down with short quick movements He jigged up and down with excitement. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
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