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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.
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weave (something) from (something) else

1. To create something by weaving some material together. I learned how to weave a basket from reeds. They wove this beautiful tapestry from spider silk.
2. To concoct something, such as a story, out of some certain information. The scriptwriter wove a narrative from the diary entries of a young man who was stationed in Vietnam at the time. You should weave your stories from the interactions and events you've experienced in real life.
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weave (something) into (something) else

1. To use a particular material to create something through weaving. I learned how to weave reeds into a rudimentary basket. The team of specialists spent three years weaving the silk of over a million spiders into a stunning ceremonial cape.
2. To combine several distinct pieces or sources of information into a single cohesive story. The scriptwriter wove the testimony of everyone involved into a gripping legal thriller. I bet you'd be able to weave these diary entries into a beautiful novel.
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weave around

1. To move around from side to side in a meandering or unsteady manner. I could tell he was drunk by the way he was weaving around after we left the bar. When the bus driver started weaving around on the road, I worried that he might have fallen asleep!
2. To avoid someone or something by moving deftly from side to side. The waiter weaved around the tables of people, her arms laden with plates of food. We had to weave around the police officers who were inspecting people's bags on the sidewalk.
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weave in and out

To move in, between, and out of something, then back again. The suspect began weaving in and out of various alleyways in an effort to lose the police. Some maniac weaved in and out of cars as he went flying down the highway at nearly 150 miles an hour. The running back wove in and out of the defensive players to gain nearly 50 yards on his run.
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weave through (something)

To pass through a dense group by moving deftly in between the people or things within. He wove through the crowd of people to avoid the police officer. We had to weave through the forest as we ran back to camp. I felt certain the motorcycle was going to crash, judging by how dangerously it was weaving through traffic.
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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 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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In rushing to weave her first four double pieces to claim the money prize, she usually wove the coarsest grade (700 count).(36) To redirect production, the committee adopted a scheme of differentiated rewards, reserving the greatest prize to those who wove cloth of 1000 count and over.(37)
Freed from the wheel and equipped with a loom, females wove.
For a decade the reality that some women wove for a living stretched, and then breached, the boundary between gender and the loom.
In the 1770s linen weavers' earnings were about 40 percent higher than those of agricultural laborers; by 1812 the wages of agricultural workers had caught up to those of linen weavers who wove coarse and medium grade plain linen.
If all the females wove 700 count cloth, the number was 422.