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door-to-door

[dawr-tuh-dawr, dohr-tuh-dohr]
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adjective
  1. calling, selling, canvassing, etc., at each house or apartment in an area, town, or the like: a door-to-door poll.
  2. sent direct from the point of pickup to the point of delivery, as a shipment or order of merchandise.
  3. covering the complete route of a door-to-door shipment, delivery, etc.: door-to-door carrying charges; door-to-door insurance.
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adverb
  1. in a door-to-door manner.
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Origin of door-to-door

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Gracious, you wouldn't have to sell from door-to-door, would you?

  • Just before the battle of Cerro Gordo there was a door-to-door canvass at Mexico; but only small sums can have been picked up.

  • They manufacture simple compositions like polishing waxes and sell them from door-to-door.