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1. in. to cause trouble for fun; to stir things up. (Black.) What are all these cats signifying about anyway?
2. in. to try to look more important than one really is; to brag; to strut one’s stuff. (Black.) See that dude signify like somebody important?
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5m sale of the North East building occupied by Tesco Bank has signifies "signifies the region's ability to secure large deals".
New office signifies commitment to India and the region
In his message, he has said that the festival of lights signifies the victory of good over evil and is an appropriate occasion for people to resolve to follow the high ideals in life.
Papers explore music's relationship to philosophy, literature, poetry, folk traditions, and the theatre (with a particular focus on opera as an intermodal expression of music); the ways in which music signifies "topics" (such as the "pastoral"); connections between how music signifies and the natural (including the ways in which human brain function and the natural motions of the human body); and Monelle's engagement with Derrida and deconstruction.
According to the royal astrologer, grass signifies bad luck for farmers as insects might disrupt the crops, and wine signifies turmoil and fighting as the country experienced for several decades.
It signifies, in fact, that sexuality is no longer rooted in anthropology; it means that sex is viewed as a simple role, interchangeable at one's pleasure.
Thus, from the perspective of a charitable interpreter, Greta's use of the term signifies a different natural property than Andy's.
South signifies your heart or eye, North signifies your sexual organs or ear, East signifies your legs, West signifies your lungs or large intestine, Southwest signifies your stomach, Northwest signifies your head, Southeast signifies your buttocks, and Northeast signifies your arm.
Often noting measurements, techniques used by the clothing makers, how an article is worn, and what is signifies, the text nonetheless does not strike one as being technical since it deals with such a colorful subject.
Throughout Maud Martha, family signifies an important part of the domestic.
Her sculptures are narrative compressions twice over: They tell a story, and the paper they're made of signifies what paper freights--language.
In Os Lusiadas it signifies the boundary whose obligatory transgression in a Hobbesian economy of desire propels the voyagers beyond the cosmetic enclosures of classical epic.
In the simple folk song shown here, a comma to the right of a pattern of notes signifies that a mini-closure should be expressed.
The word ``memorial'' signifies many things to many people.