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  1. bod·y
    IPA[ˈbädē]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. give material form to something abstract:

      he bodied forth the traditional Prussian remedy for all ills
    • 2. build the bodywork of (a motor vehicle):

      an era when automobiles were bodied over wooden frames
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: body, plural noun: bodies

    • v.: verb: body, 3rd person present: bodies, gerund or present participle: bodying, past tense: bodied, past participle: bodied

    • noun

      the physical structure, including the bones, flesh, and organs, of a person or an animal:

      the trunk apart from the head and the limbs:

    • verb

      give material form to something abstract:

      build the bodywork of (a motor vehicle):

    • adjective

      having a body or trunk, typically of a specified kind:

      of wine, having the specified quality of flavor:

    • adjective

      having a body or trunk, typically of a specified kind:

      of wine, having the specified quality of flavour:

    • adjective

      (of a large jet airplane) having a wide fuselage.

      (of a tennis racket) having a wide head.

    • noun

      a large jet airplane with a wide fuselage.

      a tennis racket with a wide head.

    • noun

      an abrupt swerving movement of the whole body, used as a tactic to avoid contact or collision:

      an act of avoiding or evading someone or something:

    • verb

      make an abrupt swerving movement of the whole body in order to avoid contact or collision:

      avoid or evade:

    • noun

      items of jewelry or clothing worn on the body and regarded as art.

      the practice of decorating the body by means of tattooing, piercing, plastic surgery, etc.

    • noun

      the piercing of holes in parts of the body other than the ear in order to insert rings, studs, or other pieces of jewelry:

      a hole pierced in a part of the body other than the ear in order to insert a ring, stud, or other piece of jewelry:

    • noun

      (in sports, especially ice hockey) a deliberate obstruction of an opponent by placing one's body in the way.
    • verb

      obstruct (a player) with a body check:
    • noun

      an exfoliating cosmetic preparation applied to the body to cleanse the skin.

      a type of beauty treatment in which the skin is cleaned and exfoliated.

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