Sometimes, corsets. a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, especially by women, to shape and support the body; stays.
verb (used with object)
to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
to regulate strictly; constrict.
a stiffened, elasticated, or laced foundation garment, worn esp by women, that usually extends from below the chest to the hips, providing support for the spine and stomach and shaping the figure
a similar garment worn because of injury, weakness, etc, by either sex
(informal) a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
(transitive) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
A bulletproof vest; flak jacket (1920s+ Police & underworld)
verb (used with object) 1. to frighten with threats, violence, etc.; intimidate; overawe. noun 1. the mature female of any species of cattle, esp domesticated cattle 2. the mature female of various other mammals, such as the elephant, whale, and seal 3. (not in technical use) any domestic species of cattle 4. (informal) a disagreeable […]
adjective, coyer, coyest. 1. artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish. 2. shy; modest. 3. showing reluctance, especially when insincere or affected, to reveal one’s plans or opinions, make a commitment, or take a stand: The mayor was coy about his future political aspirations. 4. Archaic. disdainful; aloof. 5. Obsolete. quiet; reserved. verb […]
adjective 1. broken: a container full of cracked ice. 2. broken without separation of parts; fissured. 3. damaged; injured. 4. Informal. eccentric; mad; daffy: a charming person, but a bit cracked. 5. broken in tone, as the voice. Idioms 6. cracked up to be, Informal. reported or reputed to be (usually used in the negative): […]
noun 1. a slatted wooden box or framework for packing, shopping, or storing fruit, furniture, glassware, crockery, etc. 2. any completely enclosed boxlike packing or shipping case. 3. Informal. something rickety and dilapidated, especially an automobile: They’re still driving around in the old crate they bought 20 years ago. 4. a quantity, especially of fruit, […]