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  1. To nearly fall; a movement than has the body supported on one leg lean off balance then quickly pass the other leg in a given direction and catch the fall.
  2. ["giving way"]. 5th position, right foot front. Demi-plié, jump up vertically, feet together. Turn the body efface in the air. The body is lowered into demi-plié on the right foot, while the left leg, fully extended, is opened to 45 degrees in effacé back. Without hesitation, the left foot glides through first position and ends in croisé in demi-plié. Source: Vance's Fantastic - BALLET DICTIONARY