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seesaw

noun [C]  /ˈsiˌsɔ/ (also teeter-totter) us  
a device for children’s play that consists of a board balanced at the center, with a place at each end for a child to sit on and push away from the ground with the feet, causing the other end to go down

seesaw

verb [I]  /ˈsiˌsɔ/ us  
to change direction or move backward and forward or up and down repeatedly: The lead seesawed (= first one side was winning, then the other) throughout the game.
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