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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.


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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