wiggle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “wiggle” in the English Dictionary

"wiggle" in British English

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wiggleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈwɪɡ.l̩/ informal
to (​cause to) ​move up and down and/or from ​side to ​side with ​small, ​quickmovements: He ​tried wiggling the ​controlstick but nothing ​happened. She wiggled her ​toes in the ​water. Her ​hips wiggle as she ​walks.

wigglenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɪɡ.l̩/
a ​small, ​quickmovement up and down and/or from ​side to ​side: With a wiggle of her ​hips, she ​pulled up her ​trousers.
(Definition of wiggle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wiggleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈwɪɡ·əl/
to move up and down or from ​side to ​side with ​small, ​quickmovements, or to ​cause this to ​happen: [T] He wiggled the ​handle but nothing ​happened.
noun [C]  us   /ˈwɪɡ·əl/
The little ​boy gave his ​loosetooth a wiggle.
(Definition of wiggle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wiggle”
in Spanish menear…
in Vietnamese lắc lư…
in Malaysian menggoyang-goyangkan…
in Thai แกว่งไปมา…
in French tortiller (de)…
in German wackeln (mit)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)扭动, (使)摆动…
in Turkish oyna(t)mak, kıpırda(t)mak…
in Russian вилять, покачивать…
in Indonesian menggoyangkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)扭動, (使)擺動…
in Polish poruszać (się)…
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