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  • v. Present participle of guy.


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  • There is evidence of "guying" an audience at times in some of the best companies on the part of some players of established reputations who should be ashamed of themselves, and who certainly should be punished for such offenses.

    The Art of Stage Dancing The Story of a Beautiful and Profitable Profession

  • This "guying" did not alter Bill's attitude towards

    Watch Yourself Go By

  • Miss Satterly hated to feel that she was worsted, and it was quite clear that Weary had all along been "guying" her.

    The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories

  • That she should have the ribald slang of the free-and-easy neighborhood at her tongue's end and be destitute of delicacy as a young cow might be expected; but we are hardly prepared to see one grown up among such surroundings so unutterably stupid as not to know when her companions are "guying" her.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • Some of the other boys wanted to do some "guying," but Tom's prompt and vigorous rebuke to Dutcher had cooled the ardor of a lot of would-be teasers.

    The Grammar School Boys of Gridley or, Dick & Co. Start Things Moving

  • "guying" are the characteristic wit, and such smart tricks as bumping an unsuspecting comrade's head against the wall are applauded with shrieks of admiring laughter.


  • a little three legged milking stool and kind of guying Costello's mammoth show, in that funny way he had, and saying that Mr. Costello would probably say I was a matchless, intrepid, dauntless, fearless hero and adventurer, when all of a sudden that word adventurer put a thought into my head.

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder

  • And if any one thing undid Governor Palin as a person who could even be considered for the vice presidency, it was the merciless guying of her manner and personality by Tina Fey.

    Cheap Laughs

  • This necessitated my climbing the shears, which I did twice, before I finished guying it fore and aft and to either side.

    Chapter 35

  • It is done for instance by perpetually guying the old Victorian virtues or limitations which, as they are no longer there, are not likely to retaliate.

    Archive 2007-07-01


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