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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: dancier

dance

2 verb
     
dance
Related topics: Dance
dance2 S3
1 [intransitive and transitive] to move your feet and body in a way that matches the style and speed of music:
Come on, let's dance.
dance to
They danced to Ruby Newman's orchestra (=the orchestra was playing).
dance with
The bride danced with her father.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to dance in performances, especially in ballet:
He danced with the Boston Repertory Ballet.
Nakamura dances several solos in this production.
3 [intransitive] literary to move up, down, and around quickly:
Pink and white balloons danced in the wind.
4

dance to somebody's tune

to do what someone wants you to do - used to show disapproval:
At that time, Eastern bloc countries danced to the Soviet tune.
5

dance attendance on somebody

to do everything possible in order to please someone:
a movie star with several young men dancing attendance on her
dancing noun [uncountable]
the beauty of her dancing

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