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

 

fidget

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfɪdʒɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪdʒɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fidget
BrE BrE//ˈfɪdʒɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪdʒɪt//
 
he / she / it fidgets
BrE BrE//ˈfɪdʒɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪdʒɪts//
 
past simple fidgeted
BrE BrE//ˈfɪdʒɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪdʒɪtɪd//
 
past participle fidgeted
BrE BrE//ˈfɪdʒɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪdʒɪtɪd//
 
-ing form fidgeting
BrE BrE//ˈfɪdʒɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪdʒɪtɪŋ//
 
Nervous
 
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[intransitive] fidget (with something) to keep moving your body, your hands or your feet because you are nervous, bored, excited, etc. Sit still and stop fidgeting! See related entries: Nervous Word Origin late 17th cent.: from obsolete or dialect fidge ‘to twitch’; perhaps related to Old Norse fikja ‘move briskly, be restless or eager’.Extra examples He fidgeted nervously in his chair. She fidgeted with her keys as she talked. The boy blushed and began to fidget.
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