Definition of whipsaw verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    whipsaw

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈwɪpsɔ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whipsaw he / she / it whipsaws past simple whipsawed -ing form whipsawing
     
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  1. 1[transitive] whipsaw something to cut something with a whipsaw They were whipsawing lumber.
  2. 2[transitive] whipsaw somebody/something to expose someone or something to two difficult situations or opposing forces at the same time The public has been whipsawed by good and bad news about vitamins.
  3. 3 [intransitive, transitive] whipsaw (something) to rise or fall or move back and forth; to cause something to do this synonym fluctuate Gold has whipsawed, falling from a peak of $1,000 an ounce.
  4. 4[transitive] whipsaw somebody to cheat or beat someone in two ways at once The champions whipsawed them with equally effective running and passing for a 24-7 victory.

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