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    #1

    waggle

    Am I using the word "waggle" correctly in the sentence below?

    I usually waggle my toothbrush under cold water before putting toothpaste on it.

    If not, what is a better word(s) to describe wetting a toothbrush prior to applying toothpaste on it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: waggle

    Waggle implies (side-to-side) movement, so it doesn't really give that meaning to me. I'd use use 'hold it under the tap'

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    Re: waggle

    Quote Originally Posted by smk View Post
    Am I using the word "waggle" correctly in the sentence below?

    I usually waggle my toothbrush under cold water before putting toothpaste on it.

    If not, what is a better word(s) to describe wetting a toothbrush prior to applying toothpaste on it?

    Thanks in advance!
    In the UK, at least, I would say that I "run my toothbrush under the tap".

    Waggle is usually something you do with a part of your body - you waggle your head, your finger, your foot.

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