wagon

[ wag-uhn ]
/ ˈwæg ən /

noun

verb (used with object)

to transport or convey by wagon.

verb (used without object)

to proceed or haul goods by wagon: It was strenuous to wagon up the hill.Also especially British, waggon.

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Idioms for wagon

Origin of wagon

1505–15; < Dutch wagen; cognate with Old English wægn wain

SYNONYMS FOR wagon

OTHER WORDS FROM wagon

wag·on·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fix someone's wagon (1 of 2)

Wagon

Waggon

/ (ˈwæɡən) /

noun

the Wagon another name for the Plough

British Dictionary definitions for fix someone's wagon (2 of 2)

wagon

waggon

/ (ˈwæɡən) /

noun

verb

(tr) to transport by wagon

Derived forms of wagon

wagonless or waggonless, adjective

Word Origin for wagon

C16: from Dutch wagen wain
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Idioms and Phrases with fix someone's wagon (1 of 2)

fix someone's wagon

Get even with someone, get revenge on someone, spoil someone's chance of success. For example, He may think he can win the election, but these ads will fix his wagon, or After what he did to her, her family's out to fix his wagon. This term uses fix in the sense of “punish someone” or “put someone in an awkward position,” a usage dating from about 1800. The wagon was added in the 1900s, presumably making the phrase refer to putting sand in a wagon axle or similar sabotage.

Idioms and Phrases with fix someone's wagon (2 of 2)

wagon

see fix someone's wagon; hitch one's wagon; on the bandwagon; on the wagon.

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