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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


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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References in periodicals archive ?
It was a cotton-chequered red-and-white saree with a sturdy weave.
KTEX Pattern models the exact geometry of any given weave while KTEX Layup simulates the behavior of that weave during the layup process.
Weave or no weave, what is it telling future generations about identity?
Beginners don't have to master the daunting task of setting up the frame with dozens of vertical or warp threads before starting to weave.
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.
Mechanized looms generally enter the discussion, and at this point, direct students to look at the fabrics they are wearing to see if they can identify the pattern of the weave of their own clothing.
Our new programmed collection will open the Persian weave classification to the entire rug community," he said.
Since the students learn how the Native Americans used materials that were available in their environment to provide their daily needs, and weaving is an important part of their culture, I decided to teach the fourth grade students how to weave.
Major types of looms used: Axminster, named for a town in England where it was first used, a complicated weave used chiefly for multicolored patterns in cut-pile (Axminster weaving produces a heavily ribbed back that can be rolled lengthwise but not widthwise); and Wilton, named for another town in England, employing a jacquard-pattern-making mechanism that can be used for cut or loop pile product in multicolor or solid-color styles.
Until recently, Native Americans of the Zuni and Navajo tribes in Arizona used this type of loom to weave belts, sashes and pieces of narrow fabric.
Fancy mock leno weaves suitable for window treatments make up the Sheers Curtains group.
Twill weaves include denim, chino and herringbone tweeds.
Even at Ametex, a print house, weaves are getting more attention.
I recently read your article entitled "The black woman and the beauty myth" and was taken aback by how assertively the author professes to know the entire truth about why black women weave or bleach their skin.
Soon, she finds herself falling asleep at her loom, unable to weave.