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Definition 1: an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for zigzag in the sense of this definition

(zigzag is a kind of ...) a shape having one or more sharp angles

Definition 2: travel along a zigzag path - [verb of motion]

Samples where zigzag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The river zigzags through the countryside

Synonyms for zigzag in the sense of this definition

(zigzag is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(zigzag implies ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 3: in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where zigzag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • birds flew zigzag across the blue sky

Definition 4: having short sharp turns or angles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for zigzag in the sense of this definition

(zigzag is similar to ...) having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

"crooked country roads" "crooked teeth"

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