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wagging

verb
present participle of wag

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1 to move from side to side or up and down with quick jerky motions
  • the cat's tail wagged back and forth in annoyance

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2 to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature
  • tongues will wag as soon as word of the house's selling price gets around

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3 to make short up-and-down movements
  • the bird's head wagged jerkily as it looked for worms

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“Wagging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wagging. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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