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zigzag

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Shapes, patterns
zigzagzig‧zag1 /ˈzɪɡzæɡ/ noun [countable]  CFBENDa pattern that looks like a line of z’s joined together a zigzag path along the cliff
Examples from the Corpus
zigzagThe male moth flies in a zigzag pattern.He noticed that they continually moved in a zigzag fashion.Instead of trying to escape by moving as fast as possible away from the predator, some animals take an erratic zigzag course.By seeking high dividends, the stock returns are cushioned somewhat from market zigzags.It's a steep, zigzag path up a mountainside.He is barely stuffed into a colorful Speedo with zigzags of red and green on blue.
zigzagzigzag2 verb (zigzagged, zigzagging) [intransitive]  BENDto move forward in sharp angles, first to the left and then to the right etc The path zigzagged down the hillside.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
zigzagA running back will likely find his face in the mud if he can not zigzag.The only way forward was to zigzag.Days are not spent zigzagging across the mountain from one lift to the next.The zigzagging cracks caught every color of light in the room.ski routes zigzagging down the mountainsideThe path zigzagged from side to side through the steep gully.Stock prices followed the rout in bonds in the morning only to zigzag to record highs in the afternoon.The workmen's stairway zigzagged to the top of the scaffolding.In some places the topsoil had been eroded and we had to zigzag up on loose scree.
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Verb table
zigzag
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyzigzag
he, she, itzigzags
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyzigzagged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave zigzagged
he, she, ithas zigzagged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad zigzagged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill zigzag
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have zigzagged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam zigzagging
he, she, itis zigzagging
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you, we, theyare zigzagging
Past
I, he, she, itwas zigzagging
you, we, theywere zigzagging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been zigzagging
he, she, ithas been zigzagging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been zigzagging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be zigzagging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been zigzagging
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