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1 a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
2 (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading [syn: chasse]
3 a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field" [syn: excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition]


1 move sideways [syn: sidle]
2 to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house" [syn: swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, cock]
3 perform a chasse step, in ballet [syn: chasse]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A chassé.
  2. A sequence of sideways steps in a circle in square dancing.


  1. To walk casually or showily; to strut, swagger or flounce.
  2. To chassé when dancing.
  3. To move sideways.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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