shimmy

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shimmy (plural shimmies)

  1. An abnormal vibration, especially in the wheels of a vehicle.
  2. A dance that was popular in the 1920s.
  3. (rare) A sleeveless chemise.

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shimmy (third-person singular simple present shimmies, present participle shimmying, simple past and past participle shimmied)

  1. To climb something (e.g. a pole) gradually (e.g. using alternately one's arms then one's legs.)
    He shimmied up the flagpole.
    The static made her dress shimmy up her leg.
  2. (intransitive) To vibrate abnormally, as a broken wheel.
  3. (intransitive, rare) To shake the body as if dancing the shimmy.

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  • (climb a pole) shinny (UK, Canada)

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