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whipsaw

whip·saw

whipsaw

 
pronunciation:
wIp saw
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a narrow crosscut saw that is used by two people, one on either end.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: whipsawed, whipsawing, whipsawn, whipsaws
definition 1: to cut with a whipsaw.
definition 2: to cause (someone) to suffer loss by two opposite events, such as rapidly rising and falling prices.
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