jig Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jig" in British English

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jignoun [C]

uk   us   /dʒɪɡ/

jig noun [C] (DANCE)

an ​energetictraditionaldance 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

jigverb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /dʒɪɡ/ (-gg-)
to ​movequickly 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!
(Definition of jig from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jignoun [C]

 us   /dʒɪɡ/
an ​energetic, ​traditionaldance of ​Great Britain and Ireland, or the ​music that is ​played for such a ​dance
(Definition of jig from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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