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zigzag

noun [C] uk   /ˈzɪɡ.zæɡ/ us  

zigzag noun [C] (LINE)

a line or pattern that looks like a Z or a row of Zs joined together: a zigzag path/road/coastline a fabric with a zigzag pattern The children ran in zigzags around the playground until they were exhausted.

zigzag noun [C] (CHANGE)

a situation in which actions, plans, or ideas change suddenly and completely, and then change back again equally suddenly: The Washington Post complained of "two weeks of policy zigzags". The country seems to have been following a zigzag course between democracy and dictatorship.

zigzag

verb [I] uk   /ˈzɪɡ.zæɡ/ (-gg-) us  

zigzag verb [I] (MAKE SHAPE)

( also zig and zag) to make a movement or shape like a zigzag: The road zigzags along a rocky coastline.

zigzag verb [I] (CHANGE)

to change suddenly and completely, and then change back again equally suddenly: The market zigzagged during the day but finished higher in the afternoon.
Translations of “zigzag”
in Korean 지그재그…
in Arabic خَط مُتَعَرِّج…
in French zigzag…
in Turkish zikzak…
in Italian zig-zag…
in Chinese (Traditional) 線條, 鋸齒形線條, 之字形…
in Russian зигзаг…
in Polish zygzak…
in Spanish zigzag…
in Portuguese ziguezague…
in German Zickzack-……
in Catalan ziga-zaga…
in Japanese ジグザグ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 线条, 锯齿形线条, 之字形…
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