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[zag] /zæg/
verb (used without object), zagged, zagging.
to move in one of the two directions followed in a zigzag course:
First we zigged, then we zagged, trying to avoid the bull.
Origin of zag
1785-95; extracted from zigzag Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
Word Origin and History for zag

1793, from zig-zag (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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