body English


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body English

n.
1. Bodily movement in a usually unconscious attempt to influence the trajectory of a moving object, such as a ball.
2. Body language.

bod′y Eng`lish



n.
a twisting of the body by a player as if to help a ball hit, thrown, etc., to travel in the desired direction.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.body English - a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
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The farm which has been owned by Colin and Judith Dudley since 1996 and has been producing award winning wine of Welsh and English vineyards which according to the industry body English Wine Producers has more than doubled in size since 2010 Matt Cardy
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She may not be able to articulate herself in that international language but her carnal body English says it all.
So that year, as Deputy Prime Minister, I launched a competition with the regeneration body English Partnerships, challenging the building industry to cut construction costs in half by delivering a home for just PS60,000.
The trade body English Wine Producers said it did not expect such a bountiful harvest this year because many vineyards are reporting smaller berries.
Still, even on the worst of Russian days, some Cossack kid has vivisected a nightcrawler, avoided an overhanging willow branch by employing expert body English, waited, yawned, finally tensed and set the hook.
That didn't work too well, since he really needed to use both hands, twist in his seat and put some body English into the effort.
Adrian Barlow of industry body English Apples and Pears, which published the figures, agreed Sainsbury's had put in a great performance but said he considered the results a "a dead heat" and that the difference between Tesco and Sainsbury's was "within the margin of error".
The project has created much controversy with local heritage lobbyists and the national body English Heritage, which is carrying out a study to determine whether or not it will damage the city's World Heritage Site.
These seasoned officers read my body English, listened to the tone of my voice and deduced accurately that I was a member of decent society in spite of my low-rent method of transportation.
Culture Minister Margaret Hodge declared the iconic venue a Grade II listed building -- the second-highest category -- on the advice of national preservation body English Heritage.
A 'surfer' puts both feet on the board and propels himself by means of body English, making for fun, sport and skill.