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gig

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
giggig1 /ɡɪɡ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 APMa performance by a musician or a group of musicians playing modern popular music or jazz, or a performance by a comediando/play/have a gig 🔊 The band are doing a gig in Sheffield on Nov 12.2 informal a job, especially one that does not last for a long time 🔊 That's a nice gig if you can get it!3 informal a gigabyte
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gig• They are doing about 30 gigs on their European tour.• Tom's band has a gig at the Blues Bar next week.• We have a gig in L.A. on Thursday.• Bored perhaps, they decided to reunite, doing gigs on their own at first.• Working for a TV show is a pretty good gig.• Charman, who decided to stay put, began logging gigs in a tour diary.• Stuff he's into: Skateboarding, hip-hop and rock music, gigs, clubbing.• It isn't a perfect gig, but there's a fair buzz.• It's a real gig but it isn't.• I had crossed paths with Brian for the previous decade as we played solo gigs around the Valley.• So I cancelled the gig and they got the piano that was the right size and the gig was back on.do/play/have a gig• You can't beat playing a gig, you get such a buzz off it.• Some bands think that just playing gigs will be enough to attract a following.• I had got totally pissed and had to do a gig that night.• Soon after Ling left, Gish was invited to return, though only to play gigs.• The only problem is, one of them's still only thirteen and has to get time off school to play gigs.• The incident happened in Pittsburgh where the band were playing a gig.
Related topics: Music
giggig2 verb (gigged, gigging) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 APMto give a performance of modern popular music or jazz
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gig• We were gigging and getting well paid for it.• After a couple of years gigging at festivals, clubs and raves.• They were the ultimate road band, gigging everywhere.• That was the first time I'd had any money out of gigging in a year.• I love gigging in the South although, oddly, it's the only place we've ever received death threats.• The band, who've been gigging only sporadically, will play at least one London show before the end of November.
From Longman Business Dictionarygiggig /gɪg/ noun [countable] informal1American EnglishJOB a job, especially one that does not last for a long timeWorking for a TV show is a pretty good gig.2COMPUTING a gigabytea 2 gig memory stick
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Verb table
gig
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygig
he, she, itgigs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygigged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gigged
he, she, ithas gigged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gigged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gig
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gigged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gigging
he, she, itis gigging
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you, we, theyare gigging
Past
I, he, she, itwas gigging
you, we, theywere gigging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gigging
he, she, ithas been gigging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gigging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gigging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gigging
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