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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 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.
See also: and, bob, weave

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

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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?
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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Based on the description of the woven (weave pattern, yarn cross section dimension, yarn density in the woven), a geometrical model of each yarn is built.
Nevertheless, none of these is capable to predict failure mechanism of 3D woven fabric for composites.
Oxeon AB, a year-old Swedish R&D company, introduced a woven structure made of fiat carbon fiber tapes 20 to 50 mm wide.
Graduate students should mine this book for his many suggestions for further research, and the rest of us can only hope that Campbell will now investigate tapestries from other regions and the coarsely woven decorative verdures that formed the vast majority of tapestries from all European centers.
Woven of 100% Trevira FR, Botanica meets stringent cleanability and flammability requirements, making it suitable for healthcare applications.
The characteristics of woven structures are then discussed in greater depth in part two, alongside investigation into the use of computer assisted design (CAD) systems, techniques for modelling the structure of woven fabrics, and methods for the manufacture of 3D woven structures.
A stretch denim fabric will be woven on the A9500p, the racehorse model in the Itema airjet portfolio.
Aliabadi surveys the modeling and analysis of woven fabric composites and their behaviors and performance.
Three-Dimensional Woven Integrally Stiffened Panel: No.
Some areas looked better tightly woven together, while others were left loose.
Gunther makes woven jackets and vests while Nelson makes felt skirts, jackets and vests.
The distinctive, tightly woven rugs often have vibrant, contrasting colors, unusual geometric shapes and broad border patterns.
The stability of stainless steel, the optical variability and formability of the woven mesh structure, its reflective quality and transparency are the characteristics of the material.
On closer inspection, however, many Venus figurines wear carved renderings of finely woven caps, hairnets, belts, bands across the chest, and skirts, as well as necklaces and bracelets, according to a controversial report in the August-October CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY.
Forget the usual difficulties attached to most fabric shows: How are single woven works distinguished from fabrics designed for production, the endless yards of cloth whose composition and weave, in comparison, show them as idea-centered, almost conceptual?