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English noun: sashay

1. sashay (act) a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps

Broader (hypernym)contra danse, contradance, contredanse, country dancing, country-dance

Part meronymsquare dance, square dancing

2. sashay (act) (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading


Broader (hypernym)dance step, step

Domain categoryballet, concert dance

3. sashay (act) a journey taken for pleasure

SamplesMany summer excursions to the shore.
It was merely a pleasure trip.
After cautious sashays into the field.

Synonymsexcursion, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip

Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying

Narrower (hyponym)airing, field trip

English verb: sashay

1. sashay (motion) move sideways


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

2. sashay (motion) to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

SamplesHe struts around like a rooster in a hen house.

ExamplesThe children sashay to the playground

Synonymscock, prance, ruffle, strut, swagger, tittup

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

3. sashay (motion) perform a chasse step, in ballet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)dance

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