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  • v. Present participle of strut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from strut, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In carpentry, diagonal braces between joists, to prevent side deflection.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He is a perfect example of a political animal interested in strutting with the other peacocks in the Senate, no matter what the party.

    Specter's 2009 vote on Kagan now a 2010 issue

  • My vanity did not express itself in strutting or wagging the head.

    The Promised Land

  • It was certainly a wobbly night for the former supermodel, who made her name strutting her stuff on the catwalk.

    Home | Mail Online

  • "We're so far away from swagger," says the manager who has handled Cleveland clubs with Ph.D. 's in strutting.

    USATODAY.com - Yankees not very impressed with Roberts' display

  • All of the strutting is a little peculiar because Hoenig is one of the guys who missed road signs when the U.S. economy was gunning its engine at the edge of a cliff.

    The Pitch | Complete Issue

  • Away from the strutting are the retiring wallflowers, a quiet army of sweet young men with floppy hair and skinny jeans.

    NPR Topics: News

  • And then, more disgustingly still, the suggestion that the Jews kill and persecute the Arabs out of some kind of strutting power complex, and that while they pay lip-service to peace they idle away their time in their swimming pools.

    The Royal Court's mystery play

  • Carwyn stood up to respond for the Government, tall and strong, oozing confidence from every pore, noteless, like a sleek young lion 'strutting' before a pride of suddenly aroused females - while the mangy knackered looking old leader of the pride looked down with tired eyes, trying to recall the days when he could stir their interest.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The defense was kind of strutting around a little.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2004

  • It is more important to see these things than {228} to see what Johnson saw: but in a complete criticism of Gray room must be found for an allusion to that element in him of which Johnson says, with some truth as well as malice: "he has a kind of strutting dignity and is tall by walking on tiptoe."

    Dr. Johnson and His Circle

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