verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of seesaw
Regional variation note
Examples from the Web for seesaw
Absent a complete ban, or total irrationality, judges should simply step off the seesaw.
If the government infringes a protected right, one side of the seesaw goes in the air and the right is lifted and protected.
After months of seesaw battles in the Sahara Desert, Libya's rebels are now making their first serious push to Tripoli.
And as the Candy Rabbit looked through the glass window, he saw the seesaw begin to go up and down.The Story of a Candy Rabbit|Laura Lee Hope
Ware took the first two games, and Whitman got the following three, and then it was a seesaw until the twelfth.
The Hubbard faction was glad of this opportunity, and as there were no objections the seesaw affair of balloting once more began.History of Linn County Iowa|Luther A. Brewer
We'd be out on the seesaw, but old Miss didn't know what we doin'.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
"These Lascaris and Grimaldis seem to have played at seesaw for the possession of this coast," said Baker.Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu|Constance Fenimore Woolson
British Dictionary definitions for seesaw
- an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement
- (as modifier)a seesaw movement