Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1.1(in window display, for dressmaker)maniquí masculine
- Join the club - how many middle-aged people are there out there, I wonder, who still find it a bit scary looking at the tailor's dummies in a clothes shop window?
- The collision wrecked the window display - including a dummy dressed as Elvis - and caused thousands of pounds of damage.
- Along with the period costumes, and superhero outfits that he stocks there, the dresses are on display on dummies.
- Would he lend The Three Graces out as tailor's dummies?
- It is the shop window of the Scottish parliament and it will not do for it to be filled with people who make tailors dummies seem animated.
- The train driver said he had just left New Pudsey station in the dawn light when he saw what he thought was a tailor's dummy between the railway line and the embankment ahead of him.
- On the roof of one of them a realistic ‘corpse’ - a tailor's dummy - was hidden.
- More macabre was the tailor's dummy strung up from a noose dangling off scaffolding on a building being demolished on Micklegate.
- On four large glass sheets, she has painted in black the silhouettes of a tailor's dummy, a piano, a desk and a garden.
- In the corner to the right of the window, through which the moon pales, is a tailor's dummy in hessian.
- For many years, in all weathers, a Swanndri-wearing tailor's dummy stood proudly outside his shop to show durability.
- As she is undressed and her wedding veil placed on the tailor's dummy, the camera pans up from her naked back to her body in the photograph.
- In the movie, he's a dark-haired American modelled on, of all things, a shop dummy.
- And when you say towing mannequins, is that mannequin in the sense of, say a store dummy, basically a pretend human being?
- On the other side, was a set of three mannequin dummies, all dressed up in spooky attire.
- Also present were dressmaker dummies draped in costumes worn during the performances.
- The dressmaker's dummy and a blue wing chair that is used repeatedly are symbolic of the upper-middle-class venues of Mammy's travail.
- Since I was too shy to take pictures of the salesgirls, I took pictures of the dummies instead.
- She, meanwhile, had her stand with her arms out like a dressmaker's dummy, cutting her shirt down the middle of her back.
- It's red lacy sleeves flowed eloquently down the dress maker's dummy's sides.
1.2(in tests, stunts)muñeco masculineventriloquist's dummy — muñeco de ventrílocuo
- For the next few minutes it took the place of a wooden dummy, receiving more than it's share of abuse.
- Of course, NATO knows that we have these dummies, but cannot tell a dummy from a real rocket.
- ‘We use their counter-top display that has one of their lights on a dummy gun,’ he said.
- The Army team identified the device as a dummy bomb, used for target practice when the site was an airfield during the Second World War.
- Far too often the cats are clearly not real cats, but cat dummies and computer-generated cats.
- The American servicemen who dropped a dummy bomb on East Yorkshire have returned to flying after an investigation into the blunder, it was revealed yesterday.
- The pedal car, which has recently been exhibited at classic car shows, is in fully restored condition, complete with its dummy engine and working headlights.
- Use dummy plugs to cover unused outlets - if these are not readily available, simply buy a new plug and insert into the outlet.
- One plausible scenario, he said, was that he had indeed threatened the cops with a dummy gun.
- You may think you know the location of the lockbox, and maybe you do or maybe that's a decoy or a dummy lock box.
- An American fighter dropped a dummy bomb on East Yorkshire by mistake, the US Air Force has confirmed.
- A dummy camera was set up earlier this year to prevent cars using the bus gate.
- The Lake Erie's radar system tracked the dummy warhead and guided the interceptor to collide with it more than 100 miles above the ocean.
- Lectures on tactics and arms were held, and there was even drilling with dummy wooden guns.
- This weekend a test will take place in which a dummy missile will be fired from a Californian base and be intercepted by a defence missile launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.
- Parkinson's Disease sufferers experience the same benefit from an inactive dummy drug as they do from a real medicine, new research has shown.
- By fitting the dummy front to the machine the details of cards used could be recorded, while the camera captured the PIN number.
- A dummy bolt is in place in the receiver so headspace is set at the same time.
- Even when you ask them where a certain book is located, the computer they're using is just a dummy computer.
- If the jet had been flying over a more populated area, then even a dummy bomb could have caused a significant level of destruction and even death.
1.3(in US football)domi masculine
- Connoisseurs of back flip passes, outrageous dummies and champagne rugby in general would have loved this hugely entertaining romp.
- He'd mesmerised the home defence with a beautiful dummy before picking up a short pass and slotting the ball past the helpless Roy Carroll.
- In Rugby, you can pull a dummy, kick the ball up and under, or a grubber kick, or a long sideline punt.
- The ball was passed wide and a dummy by Chapman created the gap for him to scoot over for his opening try of the season.
- The stand-off broke the line, threw a couple of outrageous dummies, including what looked like a fake pass to the touch judge (the only man outside him), before bundling over in the corner.
- The book dummies, storyboards, jacket covers, and double page spreads were proudly displayed, still smelling strongly of glue and fixatives.
- Included here are selections from his finished prints, work prints, contact sheets, notes, notebooks, handmade photographic books, book dummies, and correspondence.
- He knew how to turn my dummy into a book.
- Although the dummy pages circulated before the launch looked bold and colourful, the first real front page had the distinct whiff of suburban newspaper.
- You read through the reference and tutorial material to work out how things may best be done, set up a dummy page to try them out, and then you find the snag.
- The publication, which is also known to have been preparing tabloid dummies, is evidently not going to reveal its hand.
- So over the next year, she pored over magazines, drafted an editorial plan and put together a dummy issue from published magazine pages and pictures that she liked.
- We stood our ground, revised the dummy a couple of times and appointed a printer.
- I've been excited enough to spend several hours working up some page templates and a dummy contents page.
- The dummy had turned out to be just that, a dummy, with the group consensus being that the magazine had been lobotomised.
- He introduced her to the group publisher, who fronted her enough money to produce a dummy for a new magazine.
2.3(in rugby, soccer)amago de pase masculinefinta feminine
3Businesstestaferro masculinehombre de paja masculine
4British(for baby)→ pacifier
- Family members visited and brought toys but she was confined to an isolation unit with her dummy to suck for comfort.
- However, it appeared that posterior cross bite was significantly more common in children who were bottle-fed, as well as those who sucked dummies or their thumbs.
- His artistic creation involves three plastic child dummies hanging from nooses in an old oak tree in Milan's busy May 24 square.
- By kissing their babies or licking their babies' dummies, parents could inadvertently be increasing their risk of cot death.
- Officers also found that he had a stock of nappies, baby bottles, dummies and parenting magazines stored at his home.
- Trading standards officers have seized a shipment of 4,000 baby dummies at Stansted Airport which were intended for the hard-core clubbing market but could prove dangerous to children and adults.
- Puppies and kittens are particularly likely to swallow unusual objects, including babies' dummies, balls and even razor blades.
- If you can, avoid using a dummy and discourage thumb sucking.
- Children shouted, babies spat their dummies and cried, and builders leaned out of white vans to express their admiration and to wish me well for the long journey ahead.
- Now try to imagine him waving a dayglo wand and sucking a dummy.
- The hideous little wretch in the pram - probably gurgling and sucking a particularly unpleasant dummy - was me.
- The family is still accepting donations of baby products such as talcum powder, soap, and dummies.
- He may also choose to suck his thumb, or perhaps a dummy.
- Philip's mother, Carol, said that instead of a dummy he was given a sheepdog whistle as a baby, and he's never looked back.
- He was just over a minute behind the stage winner, who slipped a baby's dummy into his mouth as a tribute to his wife and daughter, but that mattered little.
- Infants randomised to the dummy groups received a dummy on entry into the trial.
- A child who is able to argue with such infallible logic is perhaps a tad old to be toting a dummy in public.
- It outlines the fact that dummies can create problems for children's teeth as well as causing speech problems.
- Suffice to say that, when I pull out the sofa to sweep under it, I find a dummy (my children haven't used dummies for three years) and an old Singing Kettle ticket.
5informal(fool)bobo masculine informalboba feminine informal
- But the devil with the horns was looked upon as a kind of fool's gold, taught to dummies too stupid to grasp the honest ideology of actual wrongdoing.
- I don't know the guy, but he's not a dummy, believe me.
- I don't care what anyone says, you cannot be a dummy if you have won the European Championship, even although he did it with top German players, but in Scotland there are no grey areas.
- Nobody likes a know-it-all, but nobody likes a dummy either.
- So like a dummy, I go through there and pull out this date book.
- Once it became easy to download, so that any dummy could do it and you're only paying a buck a song, it sort of took it away from the old peer to peer basis thing.
- The other is that Americans understand the notion of financial smarts, but that doesn't seem to stop most of us from acting like financial dummies.
- Rick's no dummy, so of course he goes along with it.
- He's no dummy, taking a calculated gamble on his career.
- When it comes to movie marketing, he is no dummy.
- I was no dummy, but somehow these brilliant, male minds, forced my IQ to drop 50 points.
- Now, mama didn't raise no dummy, so when Steve asked what prize I wanted, I of course choose the five piece.
- It's fairly obvious of her interest in him and he's no dummy, so maybe he's ignoring her to protect himself?
- The unfortunate fact is that any dummy can assemble a list of keywords and upload their smartpages in just a few minutes.
- A capable ruler, he is no dummy, though he sometimes waits too long before taking action.
- He is no dummy and he pulled out well before the paint was dry on the new Olympic Stadium.
- He was no dummy and you had to be slick when playing this kind of game around him.
- There are, according to a reader with too much time on his hands, hundreds of books for dummies.
- To help dummies with printing, colour LCDs on the front of the new printers have animations that guide them around any problems that crop up.
- I don't let him pretend (as some cartoonists do) that he's just a dummy.
6(in bridge, whist)mano del muerto feminine(player) muerto masculine
- Either way, the second dummy is then exposed and the play continues as in Double Dummy Bridge.
- The Defender on the Declarer's left leads the card to the first trick, after which the cards in the dummy are exposed and sorted by suit.
- Both dummies are then exposed on the table, opposite their owners, and play continues as in Bridge, each of the players playing cards from their own dummy at its turn.
- The hand opposite each player is their dummy, but they cannot look at it until after the bidding.
- Immediately after this opening lead, the dummy's cards are exposed.
- The player on the left of the dummy hand plays the dummy's cards.
- In Cowboy and Cowgirl the dummy can discard and draw in the same way as the players.
- Playing with three players, the game uses a dummy hand for the fourth player.
- This allows the dummy player to leave the table during the play of the hand.
- If the dummy hand wins a portion of the pot, the player that it beats must match the pot just as if they were beaten by a player at the table.
- Use this scoring method for you and the dummy players west, north, and east players.
- He plays from the dummy just as if it were a fourth player sitting opposite the Declarer.
1(imitation)(gun/telephone) de juguetea dummy package — un paquete vacío
2Business(shareholder) que actúa como testaferroa dummy firm — una empresa fantasma