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fidget

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfidgetfid‧get1 /ˈfɪdʒɪt/ verb [intransitive]  MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONto keep moving your hands or feet, especially because you are bored or nervous The kids had started to fidget.fidget with Stop fidgeting with your pens!see thesaurus at move→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fidgetAt the postgame press conference he brought his glove, sat it on the table in front of him and commenced fidgeting.Hardin fidgeted and stood on his toes to better his view.She glared at the little boy, who had started fidgeting in his chair.In the sitting room, Alida Thorne sat and fidgeted, like a parlourmaid banished below-stairs.A few students fidgeted nervously in their chairs.Diana fidgeted nervously with her pencil.The small audience had begun to fidget on their rickety folded chairs.Stop fidgeting, Sally, and pay attention.They fidget, sit on their feet and fold little fingers around stubby pencils, sweating out an exercise in mathematics.Antoine sat, colours still fidgeting through his crown, that smile still lighting his face.He fidgeted through speeches by his wife, Camille, and Rep.The manager was waiting for her at the desk, deftly fidgeting with a half-stuffed peregrine falcon.
fidgetfidget2 noun [countable] informal  MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONsomeone who is unable to sit or stand still
Examples from the Corpus
fidgetMichael's younger sister found him a fidget in church and thought it was fidgeting to excess.So delighted with the little moral scene was she that she sat on til recess at 12: 30 without a fidget.She watched him seeing it all, feeling it all, assimilating his surroundings with no fidget or fluster.The empty air was still vibrating slightly with the suppressed fidgets of children.
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Verb table
fidget
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfidget
he, she, itfidgets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfidgeted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fidgeted
he, she, ithas fidgeted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fidgeted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fidget
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fidgeted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fidgeting
he, she, itis fidgeting
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you, we, theyare fidgeting
Past
I, he, she, itwas fidgeting
you, we, theywere fidgeting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fidgeting
he, she, ithas been fidgeting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fidgeting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fidgeting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fidgeting
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