zigzag Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “zigzag” in the English Dictionary

"zigzag" in British English

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zigzagnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈzɪɡ.zæɡ/

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 ​kidsran in zigzags around the ​playground.

zigzag noun [C] (CHANGE)

a ​situation in which ​actions, ​plans, or ​ideaschangesuddenly and ​completely, and then ​change back again ​equallysuddenly: The Washington Post ​complained of "two ​weeks of ​policy zigzags". The ​countryseems to have been ​following a zigzag course between ​democracy and ​dictatorship.

zigzagverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈzɪɡ.zæɡ/ (-gg-)

zigzag verb [I] (MAKE SHAPE)

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

zigzag verb [I] (CHANGE)

to ​changesuddenly and ​completely, and then ​change back again ​equallysuddenly: The ​market zigzagged during the ​day but ​finishedhigher in the ​afternoon.
(Definition of zigzag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"zigzag" in American English

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zigzagverb [I]

 us   /ˈzɪɡ·zæɡ/ (-gg-)
to move by going first in one ​direction and then in a different ​direction, and ​continuing in this way: We zigzagged through the ​crowds of tourists in the ​museum.
(Definition of zigzag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “zigzag”
in Korean 지그재그…
in Arabic خَط مُتَعَرِّج…
in Malaysian berliku-liku…
in French zigzag…
in Russian зигзаг…
in Chinese (Traditional) 線條, 鋸齒形線條, 之字形…
in Italian zig-zag…
in Turkish zikzak…
in Polish zygzak…
in Spanish zigzag…
in Vietnamese ngoằn ngèo…
in Portuguese ziguezague…
in Thai เป็นรูปฟันปลา…
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…
in Indonesian berkelok-kelok…
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