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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There is also a large putting green beside the clubhouse near the starters' area where you can perfect the simple but tricky art of putting and scoring a birdie, coupled with body English.
But the executive chair of fruit growers' body English Apples and Pears, Ali Capper, said: "We need more than 11,500 seasonal workers by 2021 to keep pace with a crop that is set to grow.
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She may not be able to articulate herself in that international language but her carnal body English says it all.
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The trade body English Wine Producers said it did not expect such a bountiful harvest this year because many vineyards are reporting smaller berries.
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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.
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.