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SEESAW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does seesaw mean? 

SEESAW (noun)
  The noun SEESAW has 1 sense:

1. a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end

  Familiarity information: SEESAW used as a noun is very rare.


SEESAW (verb)
  The verb SEESAW has 3 senses:

1. ride on a plank
2. move up and down as if on a seesaw
3. move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

  Familiarity information: SEESAW used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEESAW (noun)


Sense 1seesaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

dandle board; seesaw; teeter; teeter-totter; teeterboard; teetertotter; tilting board

Hypernyms ("seesaw" is a kind of...):

plaything; toy (an artifact designed to be played with)

Holonyms ("seesaw" is a part of...):

playground (yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play)


SEESAW (verb)


Sense 1seesaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ride on a plank

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

seesaw; teeter-totter; teetertotter

Hypernyms (to "seesaw" is one way to...):

play (participate in games or sport)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2seesaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move up and down as if on a seesaw

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "seesaw" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3seesaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

teeter; totter; seesaw

Hypernyms (to "seesaw" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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