a twisting of the body by a player as if to help a ball already hit, rolled, or kicked to travel in the desired direction.
Movements of the body that express a person’s feelings, as in His body English tells us just how tired he is. This expression originated about 1900 in such sports as bowling and ice hockey, where a player tries to influence the path of a ball or puck by moving his body in a particular direction. (It was based on the earlier use of English to mean “spin imparted to a ball.”)
any of various types of fluid found in the body of a human or animal, as blood or urine.
a person or group of persons employed to guard an individual, as a high official, from bodily harm. a retinue; escort. to provide with or act as a bodyguard. Contemporary Examples Kirk Cameron of ‘Growing Pains’ Says He’s Not Homophobic, Explains Christian Beliefs Ramin Setoodeh March 19, 2012 The Political Husbands of 2010 Sandra McElwaine […]
an intellectual or idealized image of what one’s body is or should be like that is sometimes misconceived in such mental disorders as anorexia nervosa. Contemporary Examples The Girl Who Wrote About Drugs: Cat Marnell on Vice, Addiction & More Caitlin Dickson July 11, 2012 noun (psychol) an individual’s concept of his or her own […]
noun a horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a human body or bodies