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First attested 1908. 
Audio (AU) (file)
- (idiomatic) A body motion made to coax an object already propelled to go in a desired direction.
- 2002 April 29, mixgreg, “Mountain Sledding”, in rec.sport.snowmobiles (Usenet):
- A mountain rider will as he loses momentum will turn out a bit, reducing the angle of attack. He will continue carving switchbacks, using body english jumping from one side of his sled to the other, as he continues climbing higher and higher.