Meaning of WAG in English

WAG

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a dog wags its tail (= moves its tail from side to side to show pleasure )

The dog stood up and wagged his tail.

a dog wags its tail/its tail wags

Domino rushed to meet her, tail wagging with excitement.

a dog wags its tail/its tail wags

Domino rushed to meet her, tail wagging with excitement.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

finger

He shouted and wagged his finger .

She wags her finger at his thumb-sized back.

The second man smiles, wags his index finger and picks up a copy of his company's annual report.

Walking sticks and umbrellas menace me, wagging fingers harass my sleep.

The man with the thin hair continued to shout and wag his finger .

John wagged his finger at her.

Doktor wagged a metronome finger at me.

I wagged my finger at him, telling him that he had been extremely lucky.

head

Carlos wagged his head at her.

She wagged her head , her chin on her knees.

The old man wobbled and stumbled backwards, wagging his head as if he were trying to shake something out of it.

Pete: wag your head like a puppet.

tail

Domino hurtled past him, tail wagging madly, looking up expectantly at the stranger.

I overcontrolled the pedals, making the tail wag back and forth.

Every time they got near him, he backed off, ecstatic with excitement, tail wagging furiously.

Eddie, however, having no tail to wag , was simply smiling, something he's very good at.

Domino, their elderly Dalmation, rushed to meet her, tail wagging with excitement.

Racing back into the hall with tails wagging furiously, they almost knocked Georgina over.

Loden's hackles subsided, his tail began to wag .

tongue

This is a small island and tongues are beginning to wag .

Now the tongues would start wagging round MI5, MI6 and the other, smaller Intelligence Agencies.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

it's (a case of) the tail wagging the dog

set tongues wagging

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"You shouldn't have done that!'' Mum said, wagging her finger at me.

A dog wags its tail in order to show friendliness and pleasure.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beards wagged, and noodles dangled over them.

Every time they got near him, he backed off, ecstatic with excitement, tail wagging furiously.

She wagged dutifully but I could sense she was somewhat overwhelmed - and that was only the staff!

Tail wagging his thanks, he took the handle of the basket in his mouth and padded happily along beside Angela.

The old man wobbled and stumbled backwards, wagging his head as if he were trying to shake something out of it.

They took a peek, and then did everything but lay down and wag their tails.

Toto only wagged his tail; for, strange to say, he could not speak.

When I said something to him he would look, wag , and put his snout back to the window.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

All drawn by the wag Willie Rushton, they are each priced at £75.

As one wag put it, as it was the opening of the toilets, perhaps they should have invited Lou Macari.

Washington wags suggest the Clintons may add a sound-proofed music room where Bill can relax with his saxophone.

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