English version

jig

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Dance, Music
jigjig1 /dʒɪɡ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 APDa type of quick dance, or a piece of music for this dance2 a piece of equipment for holding a tool, a piece of wood etc in position
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jig• Sometimes one of them would leap to his feet and dance a jig before falling over.• For this I use a fairly simple jig and accurate setting of the saw.• But I know if I ever get married, the jig is up.• Also, you can use this jig if you are taking your posts down and placing them on sawhorses.• Fish the northern side of Bird Island with jigs tipped with minnows at dawn for best results.• If you build your jig slightly larger than your posts it will slide up and down more easily.
jigjig2 verb (jigged, jigging) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 JUMPto dance or move up and down with quick short movements→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
jig• Long black leather chairs invited you to lay back, headphones on, and just jig about to music of your choice.• You keep a straight course, let him jig around you.• Dexter jigged his toes on the floor of Blanche's office, impatient for the night to slip away quickly.• Margaret Trudeau jigging in rolled-up slacks.• No-one cared that she jacked in to the lock on the tutor's door, feeling around mentally to jig it open.• Under the table his feet jig on their soles.• The houses joined in, sluggishly flirting their bellies at him, growing blacker as he jigged onward.• In the second operation the cross truss frames, having been previously jigged together, were assembled in the frame.
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Verb table
jig
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjig
he, she, itjigs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjigged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jigged
he, she, ithas jigged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jigged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill jig
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jigged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jigging
he, she, itis jigging
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you, we, theyare jigging
Past
I, he, she, itwas jigging
you, we, theywere jigging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jigging
he, she, ithas been jigging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jigging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jigging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jigging
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