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jig

noun [C] uk   us   /dʒɪɡ/

jig noun [C] (DANCE)

an energetic traditional dance of Great Britain and Ireland, or the music that is played for such a dance

jig noun [C] (TOOL)

specialized a piece of equipment for holding a tool or piece of wood, etc. firmly in position while you work with it

jig

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   us   /dʒɪɡ/ (-gg-)
to move quickly up and down or from side to side, or to make someone or something do this: Stop jigging about, Billy, and just stand still for a moment!
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