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“seesaw” in British English

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seesawnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsiː.sɔː/ us /ˈsiː.sɑː/ US also teeter-totter

seesawverb [ I ]

uk /ˈsiː.sɔː/ us /ˈsiː.sɑː/
seesaw
adjective [ before noun ] uk us

The stock market's recent seesaw movements have made many investors nervous.

(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 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

seesawverb [ I ]

us /ˈsiˌsɔ/

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.

(Definition of “seesaw” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)