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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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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!
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weave your ˈmagic

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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?
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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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Strategic placement of the negative space, the size or number of the negative spaces, adding embellishments that led the eye toward the negative space or surrounded it, and weaving contrasting yam into the blank areas all were ways students accentuated the negative.
Head of the Union Committee in the Kafr El-Dawar Spinning and Weaving Company Sha'aban Al Boghdady said that "the workers who are holding a sit-in in the Kafr El-Dawar Spinning and Weaving Company are being pressured by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis into moving their demonstration onto the Alexandira/Cairo road" but "the workers have fought against those pressures.
His father was also an accomplished master craftsman of Taghar weaving who received Presidential Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan.
Visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at weaving and to touch samples of weavings and materials, including rare mountain goat wool.
Wakabayashi teaches saori, a freestyle weaving that has no restrictions on what or how to weave.
Mr Weaving specialised in growing plants and laying out gardens.
visa in Pakistan, he introduced local craftsmen to Persian weaving techniques.
The exhibition's primary formal device was a series of variations on the grid with its echo of the warp and woof of weaving and its concomitant association with the feminine and the premodern.
I recommend weaving your wreath frame where you find your material, for several reasons.
Weaving The Literacy Web: Creating Curriculum Based On The Books Children Love by early childhood education consultant and children's books author Hope Vestergaard was specifically produced to provide classroom teachers a framework for engaging preschool children in a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on books that are attractive and engaging for them.
Also of interest are photographs from the late 19th century showing Navajo and Zuni women weaving and wearing similar textiles.
Ellis and her team tour the country wowing professional stylists with the hair collection, and then deliver hands-on lessons in sophisticated weaving methods.
SCRAPS OF EVIDENCE Chemical analysis and powerful microscopy can reveal remarkable characteristics of textiles: what plants and animals the fibers came from, how the yarns were made, what weaving techniques were employed, and what dyes or pigments were used to color them.
Unfortunately, weaving in has meant that lesbian--and especially lesbian-feminist--voices are becoming extinct.
Visitors to EXPO 2004 in Jesmond this weekend will be able to see demonstrations of hand loom weaving by Jill Dexter.