zag

[ zag ]
/ zæg /

verb (used without object), zagged, zag·ging.

to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course: First we zigged, then we zagged, trying to avoid the bull.

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Origin of zag

First recorded in 1785–95; extracted from zigzag
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Example sentences from the Web for zag

  • But he does not make a plunge over the edge, he pivots round on his four feet, and goes down the zag.

    At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
  • Bianconi's heart was beating violently; the float moved still a little further on the surface, and then went under; zag!

    The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro