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

 

waggle

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈwæɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwæɡl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waggle
BrE BrE//ˈwæɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwæɡl//
 
he / she / it waggles
BrE BrE//ˈwæɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwæɡlz//
 
past simple waggled
BrE BrE//ˈwæɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwæɡld//
 
past participle waggled
BrE BrE//ˈwæɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwæɡld//
 
-ing form waggling
BrE BrE//ˈwæɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwæɡlɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] waggle (something) (informal) to make something move with short movements from side to side or up and down; to move in this way Can you waggle your ears? Word Origin late 16th cent.: frequentative of the verb wag.Extra examples His arm waggled, as if he were groping for something. She waggled her finger at him. She waggled the toy car beneath the boy’s nose.

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