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jig

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jig

  1. a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <okay, buster, the jig is up> Synonyms artifice, device, dodge, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, trick, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, sleight, stratagem, wileRelated Words bluff, end run, feint; cheating, chicanery, cozenage, craft, crookery, cunning, deception, dupery, duplicity, fakery, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery; fraud, gaff, hoax, sham, swindle; blind, front, smoke screen




jig

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jig

  1. to make jerky or restless movements <the mother could tell that her little boy had to use the bathroom because he was jigging> Synonyms fiddle, jerk, fidget, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, thrash, thresh, toss, twist, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writheRelated Words flit, flutter, twitter; quake, quiver, shake, shiver, shudder, tremble; paceNear Antonyms relax, rest, unwind; calm (down), still




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