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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 ​repeatedlypassing a ​singlethread in and out through ​longthreads on a ​loom (= ​specialframe): [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 ​driedgrass, ​leaves, and ​thinbranches into ​hats, ​containers, and other ​items.
  • weave verb (MOVE)

[always + adv/prep] (past tense and past participle weaved) to ​frequentlychangedirection while ​movingforward, 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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"weave" in British English

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weaveverb

uk   /wiːv/  us   /wiːv/
  • weave verb (MAKE)

[I or T] (wove or US also weaved, woven or US also weaved) to make ​cloth by ​repeatedlycrossing a ​singlethread through two sets of ​longthreads on a loom (= ​specialframe): This ​type of ​wool is ​woven intofabric which will make ​jackets.
[T] (wove or US also weaved, woven or US also weaved) to ​twistlongobjects together, or to make something by doing this: We were ​shown how to ​roughly weave ​ferns and ​grass together to make a ​temporaryshelter. It ​takesgreatskill to weave a ​basket from/out ofrushes.
[T] literary (wove or US also weaved, woven or US also weaved) to ​form something from several different things or to ​combine several different things, in a ​complicated or ​skilled way: The ​biography is ​woven from the many ​accounts which ​exist of things she did.
  • weave verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

[I usually + adv/prep] (weaved, weaved) to go or make a ​path by ​movingquickly and ​changingdirection often, ​especially to ​avoidhitting things: The ​boy weaved through/between/in and out ofstationarytraffic on a ​bicycle.
weaver
noun [C] uk   /ˈwiː.vər/  us   /ˈwiː.vɚ/
a ​person whose ​job is weaving ​cloth and other ​materials: basket weavers
weaving
noun [U] uk   /ˈwiː.vɪŋ/  us   /ˈwiː.vɪŋ/
There has been ​increasingautomation of ​spinning and weaving.

weavenoun

uk   /wiːv/  us   /wiːv/
  • weave noun (CLOTH)

[C usually singular] the way in which ​cloth has been ​woven, for ​example with the ​threadspulledfirmly together, or the ​patternproduced by this ​process: a ​tight weave a ​striped/​traditional weave
  • weave noun (HAIR)

[C] a ​piece of ​hair that is ​added to a person's own ​hair in ​order to make the ​hairthicker or ​longer: To ​recreate Alexander the Great's ​mane of ​hair, the ​actor had ​blondedye and a weave.
(Definition of weave from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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