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English definition of “shag”

shag

verb [I or T] uk   /ʃæɡ/ (-gg-) UK offensive us  
to have sex with someone

shag

adjective [before noun] uk   /ʃæɡ/ us  
(of a carpet) made of long thick threads: shag pile (= the soft surface of a carpet formed by cut threads)

shag

noun uk   /ʃæɡ/ us  

shag noun (SEX)

[C] UK offensive an act of having sex, or a sexual partner

shag noun (EFFORT)

[S] UK slang an activity that needs a lot of effort or causes small problems

shag noun (BIRD)

[C] a large sea bird that has dark feathers, a long neck and body, and a curved beak
(Definition of shag from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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