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throw (some) shapes

slang To dance, especially to popular music. Primarily heard in UK. If I've had a couple of drinks and the music is good, I can't help but throw some shapes on the dance floor. The flash mob started throwing shapes in the train station to classic 1970s disco tunes.
See also: shape, throw
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WALLY COME DANCING Elmohamady throws some shapes with Mirror man Mike Walters
The Sunshine Girls, and male compere, holding a charity night LB121007soul-9; Kay Heard hits the floor LB121007soul-14; A dancer brings a splash of colour to the dance floor LB121007soul-12; The girls on the door, Christine Jones, Kay Heard, Marcelle Waterman LB121007soul-12; Nesta Hanson, centre, from Bridgnorth, a fan since a visit to Wigan Casino in 1973 LB121007soul-28; A guest DJ at work LB121007soul-1; Martin, from Kinswinford, throws some shapes LB121007soul-22; A dancer sprinkles talc to help with some moves LB121007soul-9; A classic bag LB121007soul-25; Badge of pride LB121007soul-9; Fans travel the length and breadth of the country LB121007soul-16; Trouble?
WILLIAM THROWS SOME SHAPES THEN CAN'T KEEP HIS HANDS OFF KATE PRINCE William showed he was Strictly hip last night when he showed his "swag" dance moves.
BOOZER Harry at bar with pals BIT OF A SOAK Harry drip dries on side of pool DROWN PRINCE Harry plunges in SPLOSH AND GO Prince clambers out PARTY PRINCE Harry throws some shapes by the pool
BOOZER J Harry at bar with pals BIT OF A SOAK ZHarry drip dries on side of pool DROWN PRINCE ZHarry plunges in SPLOSH AND GO 3Prince clambers out PARTY PRINCE Harry throws some shapes by the pool
DAVID Cameron throws some shapes on the dance floor at a book launch party.
WHAT A DRAG=: Zeta meets her fans; BARKING MAD: Fooling around with a pink poodle; HOT CHICK: Cath throws some shapes