transitive verb past tense wove past participle woven
- 1.1(cloth/mat)(basket/web)(story/plot)they wove a roof out of branchesshe wove a novel around these eventshicieron un techo entretejiendo ramastejió la trama de una novela en torno a estos sucesosExample sentences1.2 (thread together)
(branches/straw)the film weaves the two stories togethershe wove the twigs into a basketla película entreteje las dos historiasshe weaves these anecdotes into her lecturestejió or hizo un cesto con las ramitasentreteje or intercala estas anécdotas en sus conferenciasExample sentences
- These individuals have vivid imaginations, love to weave stories and tales, and are prone to exaggeration.
- It will come in handy later in the movie when we begin to wonder just exactly where the real person fits into the complex story woven around her.
- She has woven a complex narrative of hope and danger in the city that was destined to be the beacon of the New South.
- Where privacy is a concern, invest in lighter curtain fabrics such as lightly woven linens or cottons that have a high degree of translucence.
- Call me lazy, but I don't really want to grow my own cotton, spin my own thread, weave my own cloth, and sew a shirt out of it.
- Cloth is woven from wild silk and from locally grown cotton.
- The cloth was very strange; it was like moss and leaves that had been somehow woven together.
- She stood frozen, gazing at the sheer beauty of the dress, each thread intricately woven to create perfection.
- Unfortunately, the only source of material for clothing is human hair, which can be woven into clothing.
intransitive verb past tense wove past participle woven
noununcountable and countable
- 1also: past tense wove or weaved past participle woven or weaved(person)a cyclist weaving in and out of the trafficun ciclista zigzagueando por entre el tráficoExample sentences
- During this he drove through red traffic lights, forced other vehicles to brake to avoid collisions, weaved in and out of traffic, and reached 85 mph.
- Cars swerved this way and that to avoid them as they weaved in and around the traffic.
- Horns blare as cars weave to avoid horse-drawn carts.
- 2also: past tense & past participle weaved(sway)she weaved off toward the doorbambolearseto bob o duck and weave (in boxing)se fue hacia la puerta haciendo esesesquivar y escabullirseExample sentences
- Special grilles can be put over the stable door to restrict the movement of the head and neck when the horse is standing with his head over the stable door, but some horses weave inside the stable.
- When a horse weaves he is basically walking in place, swaying his front and neck from side to side repetitively.
- Of course she used to pace up and down the paddocks when she was turned out, too, but she didn't weave in the field.
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