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Definition of weave verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weave
    he / she / it weaves
    past simple wove
    past participle woven
    -ing form weaving
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  1. 1In sense 4 weaved is used for the past tense and past participle. [transitive, intransitive] to make cloth, a carpet, a basket, etc. by crossing threads or strips over and under each other by hand or on a machine called aloom weave A from B The baskets are woven from strips of willow. weave B into A The strips of willow are woven into baskets. weave something together threads woven together weave (something) Most spiders weave webs that are almost invisible. She is skilled at spinning and weaving.
  2. 2[transitive] weave A (out of/from B) weave B (into A) to make something by twisting flowers, pieces of wood, etc. together She deftly wove the flowers into a garland.
  3. 3[transitive] to put facts, events, details, etc. together to make a story or a closely connected whole weave (something into) something to weave a narrative weave something together The biography weaves together the various strands of Einstein's life.
  4. 4[intransitive, transitive] to move along by running and changing direction continuously to avoid things that are in your way + adv./prep. She was weaving in and out of the traffic. He hurried on, weaving through the crowd. The road weaves through a range of hills. weave your way + adv./prep. He had to weave his way through the milling crowds.
  5. Idioms
    weave a spell (over somebody)
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    to perform or behave in a way that is attractive or interesting, or that makes someone behave in a particular way Her storytelling wove a spell over the children.
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