trig

1 [trig]
noun Informal.

Origin:
by shortening

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trig

2 [trig]
adjective Chiefly British.
1.
neat, trim, smart, or spruce.
2.
in good physical condition; sound; well.
verb (used with object), trigged, trigging.
3.
Chiefly British Dialect. to make trim, smart, etc. (often followed by up or out ).

Origin:
1150–1200 for earlier sense; 1505–15 for def 1; Middle English trigg true, trusty < Old Norse tryggr loyal, safe; cognate with Gothic triggws true, faithful. See true

trigness, noun


1. tidy, orderly.

trig

3 [trig]
verb (used with object), trigged, trigging. Dialect.
1.
to support or prop, as with a wedge.
2.
to act as a check on (the moving of wheels, vehicles, etc.).
noun
3.
a wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.

Origin:
1585–95; < Old Norse tryggja to make fast, secure

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trig1 (trɪɡ)
 
adj
1.  neat or spruce
 
vb , trigs, trigging, trigged
2.  to make or become trim or spruce
 
[C12 (originally: trusty): of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tryggr true]
 
'trigly1
 
adv
 
'trigness1
 
n

trig2 (trɪɡ)
 
n
1.  a wedge or prop
 
vb , trigs, trigging, trigged
2.  to block or stop
3.  to prop or support
 
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse tryggja to make secure; see trig1]

trig.
 
abbreviation for
1.  trigonometrical
2.  trigonometry

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trig
"smart, trim," c.1200, from O.N. tryggr "firm, trusty, true" (see true). A Scottish and northern word only until 19c.
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trig
trigonometry
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Mostly to warn people who haven't taken or have forgotten their trig that they
  are doomed if they don't hurry up and learn it.
First, realize that algebra and trig are typically a pre requisite course for
  introductory physics.
His trig conspiracy theory destroyed whatever credibility he ever had.
The calculus textbooks will also brush you up on trig.
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