The 'ATW', otherwise known as the 'Aggressive Techno Wank', is an act of male self-gratification performed in times of energy fuelled masterbation requirement, and generally consists of a combination of one or more of the following:
-loud techno/trance/electro/drum&bass music either played through earphones or speakers
-isolation from other humans (see below for the reasons for this, regarding the ATW dance)
-dimmed, or alternatively disco, lighting
-an arm with a functioning hand for enhanced performance is preferable
-the ATW dance (each ATW participant will have his own version of this depending on preference and practice)
The ATW dance requirements and techniques are outlined here:
-standing up, legs wide apart, knees bent
-one arm held out from the body (much like if one was about to high-5 somebody, or if one was a rodeo rider)
-other arm strategically positioned on the knob
-look of determination/concentration on the face
-tug away for three or four beats of the song (rapidly), then perform the following manoeuvre (known as the 'ATW interchange');
-jump slightly of the ground
-whilst in mid air swap the 'tugging' arm and the 'high-5/rodeo' arm around
-upon landing, carry on for 3 or four beats in the new position and repeat the manoeuvre as many times as desired by the athelete
-isolation is key; flailing arms pose a threat to innocent bystanders
Contestant 1: ''Hey buddy where are you off to?''
Contestant 2: ''Oh hi man, I'm just off to my room for an ATW''
Contestant 1: ''I see. Are you doing the ATW dance today?''
Contestant 2: ''You bet.''
ATW sometimes written or spelled out "All The Way!" is a motivational phrase, expression or motto often used in the Special Operations and Airborne Community.
"Rangers Lead the Way Sir!" and the response would be "All The Way!". Or "ATW" Sir! and the response would be "Airborne!"
ATW stands for alt tab window, the window you set up to alt+tab into while doing NSFW stuff in an environment where you could be caught
Hey why'd you get fired
Doing NSFW stuff without setting up an ATW first
All the way (internet abbreviation)
For your favorite band, "Yeah man, Linkin Park atw!!"
Short for "Attention whore"
Usually used in forums where a user opens a thread for the sole purpose of attracting people's attention and/or provoke envy.
User 1: Hey, i bought a new laptop! Do you want to see it?
User 2: ATW
In freestyle soccer, atw is short for "around the world."
When juggling the ball, the foot goes around the ball before kicking it up again.
"Holy shit Bob, since when did you learn to do atw?!"
According to Wikipedia
Generally used to indicate that the speaker is completely ignorant of the subject, but understands how to browse the web.
"AtW I have Asperger's Syndrome. That's why I act like such an asshole."
Meaning: All The Way
ryan: Dude! Lets Play the New Call of Duty!
Jim: Call Of Duty ATW!