seesaw Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"seesaw" in British English

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seesawnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsiː.sɔː/  us   /-sɑː/ (US also teeter-totter)
a ​longboard that ​childrenplay on. The ​board is ​balanced on a ​centralpoint so that when a ​childsits on each end they can make the ​board go up and down by ​pushing off the ​ground with ​theirfeet.

seesawverb [I]

uk   /ˈsiː.sɔː/  us   /-sɑː/
to ​changerepeatedly from one ​emotion, ​situation, etc. to another and then back again: His ​mind seesawed between ​hope and ​despair all through those ​weeks.
seesaw
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
The ​stock market's ​recent seesaw ​movements have made many ​investorsnervous.
(Definition of seesaw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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seesawnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsiˌsɔ/ (also teeter-totter)
a ​device for children’s ​play that consists of a ​boardbalanced 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

seesawverb [I]

 us   /ˈsiˌsɔ/
to ​changedirection or move ​backward and ​forward or up and down ​repeatedly: The ​lead seesawed (= first one ​side was ​winning, then the other)throughout the ​game.
(Definition of seesaw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “seesaw”
in Korean 시소…
in Arabic أُرْجوحة التَّوازُن…
in Malaysian jongkang-jongket…
in French bascule…
in Russian доска-качели…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蹺蹺板…
in Italian dondolo, bilico…
in Turkish tahterevalli…
in Polish huśtawka…
in Spanish balancín…
in Vietnamese ván bập bênh…
in Portuguese gangorra…
in Thai กระดานหก…
in German die Wippe…
in Catalan gronxador basculant, balancí…
in Japanese シーソー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 跷跷板…
in Indonesian jungkat-jungkit…
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