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defensive posture

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  • posture — postural, adj. posturer, n. /pos cheuhr/, n., v., postured, posturing. n. 1. the relative disposition of the parts of something. 2. the position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole: poor posture; a sitting posture. 3. an affected… …   Universalium

  • posture — [[t]pɒ̱stʃə(r)[/t]] postures, posturing, postured 1) N VAR Your posture is the position in which you stand or sit. You can make your stomach look flatter instantly by improving your posture... Exercise, fresh air, and good posture are all helpful …   English dictionary

  • posture — pos|ture [ˈpɔstʃə US ˈpa:stʃər] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: Italian positura, from Latin positus; POSITION1] 1.) [U and C] the way you position your body when sitting or standing good/bad etc posture ▪ Poor posture can lead to muscular… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Defensive — De*fen sive, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]fensif.] 1. Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor. [1913 Webster] A moat defensive to a house. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Carried on by resisting attack or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Defensive — De*fen sive, n. That which defends; a safeguard. [1913 Webster] Wars preventive, upon just fears, are true defensives. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {To be on the defensive}, {To stand on the defensive}, to be or stand in a state or posture of defense or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • posture — noun 1 position of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, good, perfect (esp. AmE), proper ▪ bad, poor ▪ erect, upright …   Collocations dictionary

  • Defensive memorial cordon — (Japanese: 防衛記念章, ) is the decoration for the Self Defense Officials in Japan Self Defense Forces. The officials can wear it on their uniforms only in active service. There are only cordons like the Unit Awards and the Unit Citations of United… …   Wikipedia

  • defensive — adj. 1 protecting against attack VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ purely ▪ These are purely defensive measures. ▪ essentially, largely …   Collocations dictionary

  • To be on the defensive — Defensive De*fen sive, n. That which defends; a safeguard. [1913 Webster] Wars preventive, upon just fears, are true defensives. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {To be on the defensive}, {To stand on the defensive}, to be or stand in a state or posture of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand on the defensive — Defensive De*fen sive, n. That which defends; a safeguard. [1913 Webster] Wars preventive, upon just fears, are true defensives. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {To be on the defensive}, {To stand on the defensive}, to be or stand in a state or posture of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the defensive — phrasal : in a state or posture of defense or resistance : in opposition to an actual or expected aggression or attack * * * on the defensive phrase trying to defend something from attacks or criticism put someone on the defensive: a controversy… …   Useful english dictionary


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