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noun (shimmies)
  1. An abnormal vibration, especially in the wheels of a vehicle.
  2. (archaic) A dance that was popular in the 1920s.
  3. (rare) A sleeveless chemise.
    verb (shimmies, shimmying, shimmied, )
    1. To climb sometime (e.g. a pole) gradually (e.g. using alternately one's arms then one's legs.)
    He shimmied up the flagpole.
    The static made her dress up her leg.
    1. (intransitive) To vibrate abnormally, as a broken wheel.
    2. (context, intransitive, rare) To shake the body as if dancing the shimmy.

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