poise

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɔɪz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/pɔɪz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(poiz; Physics pwäz)


Inflections of 'poise' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
poises
v 3rd person singular
poising
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
poised
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
poised
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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poise

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. she is full of poise
  2. she has a lot of poise
  3. the [performance, piece] was full of poise
  4. quickly recovered her poise
  5. showed a lot of poise (when)
  6. didn't keep her poise (when)
  7. kept his poise under pressure
  8. showed great poise in [giving, delivering, addressing]
  9. great poise during [a crisis, an adverse situation]
  10. the [dancer's, gymnast's, figure skater's] poise
  11. takes great poise not to [fall, trip, stumble]
v
  1. poised [motionless, calmly]
  2. poised their weapons
  3. the [lion, tiger, cat] poised itself to [spring, attack, pounce]
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