weave Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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weaveverb

 us   /wiv/

weave verb (MAKE CLOTH)

[I/T] (past tense wove  /woʊv/ or weaved, past participle woven  /ˈwoʊ·vən/ or weaved) to make cloth by repeatedly passing a single thread in and out through long threads on a loom (= special frame): [T] How long does it take to weave three yards of cloth? [I/T] (past tense wove  /woʊv/ or weaved, past participle woven  /ˈwoʊ·vən/ or weaved) You can also weave dried grass, leaves, and thin branches into hats, containers, and other items.

weave verb (MOVE)

[always + adv/prep] (past tense and past participle weaved) to frequently change direction while moving forward, esp. to avoid things that could stop you: [I] The taxi weaved through traffic to get us to the airport.

weavenoun [C]

 us   /wiv/

weave noun [C] (MAKING CLOTH)

the way in which cloth has been woven: The blanket has a loose weave.
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