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verb weave pronunciation in British English /wiːv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleweaving
past tensewove
past participlewoven
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make cloth by crossing long threads over and under each other on a machine called a loom
    The women shut themselves behind closed doors to weave their cloth.
    They spend some of the time weaving.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to make clothes or other material by weaving cloth
      They spend their days weaving prayer rugs.
    2. b.
      [transitive] to create an object by weaving
      Fresh or dried flowers can be woven into a garland.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to create a story or plan with many complicated details
    Grisham’s new novel weaves a tale of mystery and suspense.
  3. 3
    past tenseweaved
    past participleweaved
    [intransitive/transitive] to move somewhere by going around and between things
    The taxi weaved in and out of traffic.
    weave your way through/across/around: Samantha had to weave her way through the crowd.


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