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bob and weave

To move quickly up and down and side to side, typically in an attempt to evade someone or something. You need to bob and weave more so that your opponent can't hit you.
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get weaving

To start doing something. Primarily heard in UK. Come on, let's get weaving—we've wasted enough time already.
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weave (one's) magic

To use one's unique talents or charm to obtain a desired thing or outcome. I never thought the boss would approve our business trip, but Sam wove her magic, and now, we're off to Denver! Whenever I can't get my car running, I have my dad come over and weave his magic on the engine.
See also: magic, weave

weave in and out

To move in, between, and out of something, then back again. The suspect began weaving in and out of various alleyways in an effort to lose the police. Some maniac weaved in and out of cars as he went flying down the highway at nearly 150 miles an hour. The running back wove in and out of the defensive players to gain nearly 50 yards on his run.
See also: and, out, weave

weave around

to move about, changing directions at random. The drunken driver wove around all over the road. He was weaving around everywhere.
See also: around, weave

weave in and out (of something)

Fig. to move, drive, or walk in and out of something, such as traffic, a line, etc. The car was weaving in and out of traffic dangerously. The deer ran rapidly through the forest, weaving in and out of the trees.
See also: and, out, weave

weave something from something

1. to make a fabric from some type of fiber. They weave this cloth from a fine plant fiber. This cloth is woven from silk threads.
2. Fig. to make a story or explanation out of a small amount of information. (Fig. on {2}.) You have woven the entire tale from something you heard me say to Ruth. Your explanation has been woven from supposition.
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weave something into something

1. to form fibers into a fabric. They could weave the threads into simple cloth with a primitive loom. We will weave this wool into a rug.
2. Fig. to turn separate episodes into a story. (Fig. on {2}.) Skillfully, the writer wove the elements into a clever story. Memories from her childhood were woven into a series of short stories.
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weave through something

to move through something by turning and dodging. The car wove through traffic, almost hitting a number of other cars. We wove through the jungle vines, trying to avoid touching the poisonous ones.
See also: through, weave

weave in and out

Move by twisting and turning or winding in and out, as in The motorcycle wove in and out of traffic, leaving us far behind. This expression is a redundancy, since weave literally means "intertwine strands of thread."
See also: and, out, weave

bob and weave

make rapid bodily movements up and down and from side to side.
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get weaving

set briskly to work; begin action. British informal
1992 George MacDonald Fraser Quartered Safe Out Here Come on, come on, come on!…Let's get weaving!
See also: get, weave

weave your ˈmagic


weave a ˈspell (over somebody)

(especially British English) perform or behave in a way that attracts and interests somebody very much or makes them react in a particular way: Will Owen be able to weave his magic against Spain on Wednesday?
See also: magic, weave

underwater basket weaving

n. an imaginary, very easy high school or college course. If I can just find a course in underwater basket weaving, I’ll have an easy semester.
See also: basket, weave
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Unlike straight hair or braids, where you can manipulate the hair when it comes to styling, you don't have those ready alternatives, when it comes to curly weaves, because of their nature to tangle.
Each weave type creates a different surface texture.
Binder yarn in layer to layer weave has highest amount of crimp among all weaves due to; binder yarn wrap around a relatively straight yarn (weft).
2) Mihoko Wakabayashi watches as students weave at the studio on Highland Street.
With the sew-in weave method the natural hair is braided into cornrows and the weaving hair is sewn onto the braids with heavy weaving thread.
When the coating weaves beyond the edge of the substrate, it may stick to the rubber nip roll.
To begin weaving, students weave one row (over, under; over, under) and leave a tail of thread about 1" (2.
We weave our own clothes, blankets, and bags, and always need to replace aging ones," Luisa says.
These women have lost their culture and when they start to weave, we can see that this starts to heal and their culture comes out in their work.
Many recall learning to weave as small children from their relatives.
It has the tradition; it has the weavers who really know how to weave.
There are thousands of different kinds of technical fabrics, and nobody can weave them all.
The Hanunuo Mangyan community in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro continues to practice burungan to produce thread from cotton, which they use to weave ramit that they wear as skirt.
In "Weave Leno: In-Depth Instructions for All Levels, with 7 Projects", Martha presented step-by-step and illustrated instructions on how to master and enjoy the lace-like, intricate, often mysterious-seeming leno weave.