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energetic physical action

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any specific behavior

(chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction

a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

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Displacement activity and motivational theory: A case study in the history of ethology.
But Mr Martin said the strictness with which the Government enforces the over-18s rule amounts to "displacement activity" and is exacerbating the problem.
But, just in case it won't, you indulge in displacement activity, putting off crunch-time.
We must wish the Tories all the absolute best with their latest displacement activity, at the same time as concluding that some Sam Allardyce equivalent is doubtless in the post.
It can also be a sign of anxiety though, which could also result in other 'displacement activity' such as tearing up cushions or running around.
Their "imaginative" claims - including ones for a duck house and moat cleaning - were "displacement activity".
Roy is engaged in a redecorating frenzy this week, classic displacement activity as he can't stop brooding on what Hayley has said she wants to do before her terminal illness prevents her making her own decisions.
Then as a freelance book editor he was working from home a lot and Action from ukelele jam at found the ukulele to be, "the perfect displacement activity".
"How much more when this is bound to appear as a diversionary tactic, a displacement activity, a desperate attempt to flail around in the water as the sharks close in?" He added: "We need constitutional reform, but this is not the way to go about it, and this Government are not the team to do it.
Either he's very interested in interior design or it's a displacement activity and it means he can avoid looking at Caroline.
DISPLACEMENT activity is something we're all guilty of.