dummy up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dummy up refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent "The children shut up when their father approached"
    • v dummy up make a dummy of "dummy up the books that are to be published"
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Usage

In literature:

So help me, Wims, if you get this message fouled up, I'll use you as a dummy for bayonet practice.
"I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon" by Richard Sabia
And we're going to set up a dummy fleet for them to deal with.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Dummy port-holes are fixed to the sides of the dry-dock for the purpose of lighting up the interior of the engine-room.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
When he saw me Mr. Caspian got up, and told his table they must make a dummy.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
And it means popping the individual into a mould, and dishing him up as a dummy.
"The Curse of Education" by Harold E. Gorst
About two months ago Dummy's time was up, and he was discharged.
"Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb" by W. R. Roe
Our girls acted as though they were just dummies, but didn't they wake up?
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
If you tell her right up an' down what you mean, she's bound to know it, 'less she's a dummy.
"The Princess and Joe Potter" by James Otis
But in order to lay the groundwork, we'll first need to set up a string of dummy corporations.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
When he left the cabin and walked away he glanced back at his dummy and a smile lit up his bronzed face.
"Marching on Niagara" by Edward Stratemeyer
Why had a man brought up by Mothereen wanted to play the dummy hand in this ridiculous game of marriage?
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
That is for the dummies that fill up the hollow ends after the bolts are sent home.
"Final Proof" by R. Ottolengui
The two pulleys and attached dummy log travel up and down the guy line as the boom moves.
"Motor Truck Logging Methods" by Frederick Malcolm Knapp
Then he'd sell him up and buy the place in through a dummy, 'way down beneath its value.
"A Prairie Courtship" by Harold Bindloss
But, of course, he had devoured "Sarer," and we had nothing to fix up in the place of the dummy.
"Cowboy Life on the Sidetrack" by Frank Benton
The steam dummy passed the last house, and the negro shacks sprawling beyond, and began to puff and cough up the steep slope.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
The other four were dummies, dragged in by the head and heels to make up the tale of the seven.
"Under One Flag" by Richard Marsh
The four boys, picking up the dummy as if it had been a real man, carried it up the steps and laid it carefully on the ground.
"The Little Colonel's Holidays" by Annie Fellows Johnston
They're dummies tied up and docketed.
"This Man's Wife" by George Manville Fenn
We must play with dummy, let one hand not be turned up.
"Short Stories" by Fiodor Dostoievski
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In news:

Sometimes you just dummy up .
Lee Barnes, Dummy up and Deal.
Sometimes you just dummy up.
Defensive backs haven't been engaged in any live tackling during training camp, so tonight they took out their pent-up frustrations by diving at a tackling dummy placed on a thick-padded landing area.
Well it's time to call in Donald Trump, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mitt Romney to sit down with the dummies in Congress and Obama and head off the fall from the fiscal cliff coming up at the end of the year.
We'll dummy up the words and let this woman's butt tell the entire story.
It doesn't end there though, as this dummy looks up it happens again only this time the bird poops right in his mouth.
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In science:

A EC sub-assembly, complete with dummy MAPMT and potting resin, has been set up.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
A padded with dummy data3 to round up to the next multiple of m.
A Simple Linear-Space Data Structure for Constant-Time Range Minimum Query
This in turn necessitates, in the third step, simplifying all intermediate expressions as much as possible, by devising algorithms which use up the symmetries of the diagram under exchange of external legs, under allowed redeļ¬nitions of momenta and under permutation of the (numerous) dummy indices.
Three-Loop Results on the Lattice
The WWUSER routine is also called at program initialisation time to allow the user to set any non-standard JETSET program options, for example, and at termination time to allow any necessary clean-up. A dummy WWUSER routine is supplied with the program.
WWGENPV 2.0 - A Monte Carlo Event Generator for Four-Fermion Production at e+ e- Colliders
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