Meaning of WEAVE in English

WEAVE

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a spider spins/weaves a web (= makes a network of threads )

A spider had spun a web between the bars of the gate.

weave a spell (= do some magic )

She wove a spell, so that he slept forever and never grew old.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

magic

Morley weaves its magic only by using a hedge fund to protect the assets of shareholders.

The writers have weaved their magic again.

pattern

Among the enormous varieties of weaving patterns , there are two that we must pay particular attention to.

They mechanically weave into intricate patterns , twirling their 10-pound rifles with the swiftness of a baton.

It is also true that several novelists, such as Carpentier and Fuentes, delight in weaving elaborate, formal patterns .

We are not talking simply of the diffusion of a particular weaving and colour pattern .

They stayed much more closely together, weaving intricate patterns round each other.

side

But the tracer was weaving from side to side.

Arjun was weaving from side to side as he walked.

Suddenly, he was crouching down behind it, still hanging on, but weaving from side to side.

spell

They are, in the most fundamental sense, magical: they weave spells , they conjure something out of nothing.

How long did it take to weave a spell ?

She might even be weaving a spell to tangle her feet or make her lose her way in the wood!

story

We talk to identify with new heroes, to dream new lifelines, to weave new stories into the fabric of ourselves.

You have to sort of weave a story .

way

Only minutes before the final whistle, Halliday weaved his way infield, causing the disruption from which Morris was to score.

Delighted shoppers looked on as the dancers weaved their way past Darlington Dolphin Centre.

Garcia, weaving his way around the stage and through the band, plays trumpet, sings and dances.

The coach driver weaves his way through washed-out bits of road.

Soon a line of toddlers and caretakers holding infants joined Miles's parade, weaving their way throughout the room.

He had seen Nehushtah only once as she'd weaved her way , in a froth of acolytes, across the gardens.

Suddenly, I see a boat weaving its way between the improbable pink granite rocks and I experience both relief and excitement.

web

Textrix weaves a sheet web composed of extremely fine and closely woven silk.

He trained them to store supplies, to weave a secret communications web and to eradicate spies and informers.

Some of us weave small tight webs .

■ VERB

bob

Like against Buster Mathis, he was staying in close so he could bob and weave .

For two-plus rounds, Tyson was unable to connect as Mathis bobbed and weaved.

Expect more bobbing and weaving while this one sorts itself out.

This is now an election year, and the conventional wisdom has President Clinton bobbing and weaving toward the center.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

open weave/texture

The cheese is only lightly pressed, which explains its slightly open texture.

The inevitably open texture of such a document leaves a great degree of discretion in the hands of the judiciary.

work/weave your magic

Across the country, says Fitness magazine, enterprising and agile therapists are working their magic on patients while running alongside them.

Biemiller referred the congressman to this doctor, who again worked his magic .

But now the two men have changed places, and the boat has worked its magic .

Charles was one such, and he invited her to Highgrove to work her magic .

He said his name was Christmas and he had worked his magic act in theatres and royal palaces all over the world.

Morley weaves its magic only by using a hedge fund to protect the assets of shareholders.

Paris works its magic on me.

Two others have medical problems that have to be corrected before he can work his magic .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Only a few of the Navajo women still weave full time.

The old highway weaved its way through Tucson.

The river weaved across the plain, towards the sea.

Visitors to the center can weave a white oak basket.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

It is also true that several novelists, such as Carpentier and Fuentes, delight in weaving elaborate, formal patterns.

Norte weaves her observations into a witty text, filling it with multicultural detail.

She decides to weave the most beautiful blanket in the world and falls into a trance.

The trainees danced and weaved like boxers.

They are, in the most fundamental sense, magical: they weave spells, they conjure something out of nothing.

We were shown how to summarize an opinion, argue with it, weave it into our own interpretations.

Why not discover them and weave them into your do-it-yourself material.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A weave of geographical / ecological representation and spiritual / cultural representation would result.

But the issue penetrates, or ought to, rather deeper than the fine weave of legal technicality.

Guitar legend Ry Cooder adds his simpatico guitar weaves.

Nylon: A plain weave nylon.

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