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seesaw

noun [C] uk   /ˈsiː.sɔː/  us   /-sɑː/ (US also teeter-totter)
a long board that children play on. The board is balanced on a central point so that when a child sits on each end they can make the board go up and down by pushing off the ground with their feet.

seesaw

verb [I] uk   /ˈsiː.sɔː/  us   /-sɑː/
to change repeatedly 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 investors nervous.
Translations of “seesaw”
in Arabic أُرْجوحة التَّوازُن…
in Korean 시소…
in Malaysian jongkang-jongket…
in French bascule…
in Turkish tahterevalli…
in Italian dondolo, bilico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蹺蹺板…
in Russian доска-качели…
in Polish huśtawka…
in Vietnamese ván bập bênh…
in Spanish balancín…
in Portuguese gangorra…
in Thai กระดานหก…
in German die Wippe…
in Catalan gronxador basculant, balancí…
in Japanese シーソー…
in Indonesian jungkat-jungkit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 跷跷板…
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