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word for word

C2 using exactly the same words: She listened to everything I said and repeated it word for word to her mum.
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If you translate speech or writing word for word, you change one word at a time in the same order rather than in phrases or other larger units of meaning.
Translations of “word for word”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐字地,一字不差地, 逐字(照譯)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐字地,一字不差地, 逐字(照译)…
(Definition of word for word from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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