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weave around

to move about, changing directions at random. The drunken driver wove around all over the road. He was weaving around everywhere.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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We kept] the lines, checks, and the ikat weave, and as the basic premise of the design is that it's a rural weave, no gold or silk threads were added.
Table 1: Elastic Constants of a Balanced Plain Weave Glass/Epoxy Material: Experimental Measurements and Predictions Experimental Lomov Digimat-MF Digimat-FE E11 (GPa) 26 [+ or -] 1.
Instead of designs based on complex, mathematical patterns, the looks that emerge in the colorful and multi-textured cloth she weaves are purely improvisational.
When the backpressure valve was tightened on the line experiencing edge weave, thermal images from the IR scanner showed nearly 18[degrees] F temperature variation in an "M"-shaped profile, and the edge where the weave problem occurred was 10[degrees] hotter than the center of the curtain.
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.
Take the second coloured strip and weave it across the vertical black and white strips.
Weave works seamlessly across iPhone and iPod touch, giving hundreds of thousands of users in more than 100 countries a better way to track life's daily projects.
Trousers Plain Weave Polvester and Viscose Dope Dyed Khaki, NCC (Army Wing) 1965 pattern (For Boys)
I suggested that students warp an area and then weave it before going on to the next section.
The new collection has been named Organic Persian Weave to deliberately direct focus to the two distinctive features of the line: its organic vegetable dyes and Persian weaving technique.
Soon, she finds herself falling asleep at her loom, unable to weave.
However, in the case of Lakeside Woven, we've created two woven shapes -- a twisted cord weave as well as a wide, flat weave.
The children, on their own, immediately asked if they could weave Joseph's coat.