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verb     weave pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleweaving
past tensewove
past participlewoven
  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
    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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