a recreation in which two children alternately ride up and down while seated at opposite ends of a plank balanced at the middle.
a plank or apparatus for this recreation.
an up-and-down or a back-and-forth movement or procedure.
Whist. a crossruff.
moving up and down, back and forth, or alternately ahead and behind:
It was a seesaw game with the lead changing hands many times.
verb (used without object)
to move in a seesaw manner:
The boat seesawed in the heavy sea.
to ride or play on a seesaw.
to keep changing one’s decision, opinion, or attitude; vacillate.
verb (used with object)
to cause to move in a seesaw manner.
a plank balanced in the middle so that two people seated on the ends can ride up and down by pushing on the ground with their feet
the pastime of riding up and down on a seesaw
an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement
(as modifier): a seesaw movement
(intransitive) to move up and down or back and forth in such a manner; oscillate
- See someone off
Take leave of someone, as in We saw our guests off at the door , or They came to the airport to see us off . This expression was first recorded in 1809. Also see see out , def. 1.
- See stars
see stars Perceive flashing lights, especially after a blow to one’s head. For example, A swinging door hit me and I really saw stars. [ Late 1800s ]
verb (used without object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sodden or sod; seething. 1. to surge or foam as if boiling. 2. to be in a state of agitation or excitement. 3. Archaic. to boil. verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sodden or sod; seething. 4. to soak […]
- See the back of
Be finished with, as in I hope we’ve seen the back of Betsy; she is terribly rude . This idiom transfers literally seeing someone’s back because they are leaving to a more figurative and permanent departure. Also see see the last of