jiggle

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verb jig·gle \ˈji-gəl\

Definition of jiggle

jiggled

;

jiggling

play \ˈji-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to move with quick little jerks or oscillating motions

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to move from or as if from being jiggled

jiggle

noun

jiggly

play \ˈji-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of jiggle in a Sentence

  1. Try to avoid jiggling the camera.

  2. His belly jiggled like a bowlful of jelly.

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Origin and Etymology of jiggle

frequentative of 2jig


JIGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

jiggle

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verb

Definition of jiggle for English Language Learners

  • : to move or cause (something) to move with quick, short movements up and down or side to side


JIGGLE Defined for Kids

jiggle

play
verb jig·gle \ˈji-gəl\

Definition of jiggle for Students

jiggled

;

jiggling

  1. :  to move or cause to move with quick little jerks Try not to jiggle the camera.



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