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braid

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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braidbraid1 /breΙͺd/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [uncountable]DCC a narrow band of material formed by twisting threads together, used to decorate the edges of clothes πŸ”Š a jacket trimmed with red braid2 [countable]DC a length of hair that has been separated into three parts and then woven together syn plait British Englishin braids πŸ”Š Suzy always wears her hair in braids. β€”braided adjective
Examples from the Corpus
braidβ€’ Edusha, braid me a couple of braids.β€’ The Cord Maker comes complete with an explanatory instruction leaflet, containing suggestions for using the finished braids and cords.β€’ a blue jacket with gold braidβ€’ He took his key from the floor clerk, who wore her hair in braids.β€’ He smiles a satisfied smile and takes his long fingers and grazes them softly over my braids.β€’ But ribbons are not only ideal for wrapping presents - household furnishings can be instantly revived with rich braids.β€’ A little girl with wiry braids kicks a bottle cap at his shoes.β€’ Use lining fabrics for economy, trimmed with pattern border or edged with braid.β€’ A worn braid feels rough and is best cut away and the line joined by a blood knot.in braidsβ€’ Sally likes wearing her hair in braids.β€’ He took his key from the floor clerk, who wore her hair in braids.β€’ She is a large woman with hair the color of a cast-iron skillet, worn in braids wrapped around her head.
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
braidbraid2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DCto weave or twist together three pieces of hair or cloth to form one length syn plait British English
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braidβ€’ Their hair is drawn back severely from their faces and braided.β€’ She was in riding dress, and had braided her hair.β€’ In the cavernous opening where the rails braided into two lines, the outer dark was spotlit.β€’ Edusha, braid me a couple of braids.β€’ It took an hour and a half to braid properly.β€’ The horse was immaculate, mane braided, tack buffed to perfection.
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Verb table
braid
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybraid
he, she, itbraids
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybraided
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave braided
he, she, ithas braided
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad braided
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill braid
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have braided
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam braiding
he, she, itis braiding
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you, we, theyare braiding
Past
I, he, she, itwas braiding
you, we, theywere braiding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been braiding
he, she, ithas been braiding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been braiding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be braiding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been braiding
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