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English noun: shimmy

1. shimmy (event) an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)


SamplesHe could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel.


Broader (hypernym)wobble

2. shimmy (artifact) a woman's sleeveless undergarment


Synonymschemise, shift, slip, teddy


Broader (hypernym)undergarment, unmentionable


Part holonymshoulder strap, strap

3. shimmy (act) lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips


Broader (hypernym)social dancing


English verb: shimmy

1. shimmy (motion) tremble or shake


SamplesHis voice wobbled with restrained emotion.


Synonymswobble


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)vibrate

2. shimmy (creation) dance a shimmy


ExamplesSam and Sue shimmy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe


Domain categorydance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore









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