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whip·saw

 (wĭp′sô′, hwĭp′-)
n.
A narrow two-person crosscut saw.
tr.v. whip·sawed, whip·sawed or whip·sawn (-sôn′), whip·saw·ing, whip·saws
1. To cut with a whipsaw.
2. To cause to move or alternate rapidly in contrasting directions: "The bond market ... continues to be whipsawed by fears of rekindled inflation" (Steven E. Levingston).
3. In card games, especially poker, for two players to raise and re-raise with one or more players in between who must call the raises in order to stay in the game.
4. To defeat or best in two ways at once.

whipsaw

(ˈwɪpˌsɔː)
n
(Tools) any saw with a flexible blade, such as a bandsaw
vb (tr) , -saws, -sawing, -sawed, -sawed or -sawn
1. (Tools) to saw with a whipsaw
2. US to defeat in two ways at once

whip•saw

(ˈʰwɪpˌsɔ, ˈwɪp-)

n., v. -sawed, -sawed -sawn, -saw•ing. n.
1. a saw for two persons, used to divide timbers lengthwise.
v.t.
2. to cut with a whipsaw.
3. to win two bets from (a person) at one turn or play, as at faro.
4. to subject to two opposing forces at the same time.
[1530–40]

whipsaw


Past participle: whipsawn
Gerund: whipsawing

Imperative
whipsaw
whipsaw
Present
I whipsaw
you whipsaw
he/she/it whipsaws
we whipsaw
you whipsaw
they whipsaw
Preterite
I whipsawed
you whipsawed
he/she/it whipsawed
we whipsawed
you whipsawed
they whipsawed
Present Continuous
I am whipsawing
you are whipsawing
he/she/it is whipsawing
we are whipsawing
you are whipsawing
they are whipsawing
Present Perfect
I have whipsawn
you have whipsawn
he/she/it has whipsawn
we have whipsawn
you have whipsawn
they have whipsawn
Past Continuous
I was whipsawing
you were whipsawing
he/she/it was whipsawing
we were whipsawing
you were whipsawing
they were whipsawing
Past Perfect
I had whipsawn
you had whipsawn
he/she/it had whipsawn
we had whipsawn
you had whipsawn
they had whipsawn
Future
I will whipsaw
you will whipsaw
he/she/it will whipsaw
we will whipsaw
you will whipsaw
they will whipsaw
Future Perfect
I will have whipsawn
you will have whipsawn
he/she/it will have whipsawn
we will have whipsawn
you will have whipsawn
they will have whipsawn
Future Continuous
I will be whipsawing
you will be whipsawing
he/she/it will be whipsawing
we will be whipsawing
you will be whipsawing
they will be whipsawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whipsawing
you have been whipsawing
he/she/it has been whipsawing
we have been whipsawing
you have been whipsawing
they have been whipsawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whipsawing
you will have been whipsawing
he/she/it will have been whipsawing
we will have been whipsawing
you will have been whipsawing
they will have been whipsawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whipsawing
you had been whipsawing
he/she/it had been whipsawing
we had been whipsawing
you had been whipsawing
they had been whipsawing
Conditional
I would whipsaw
you would whipsaw
he/she/it would whipsaw
we would whipsaw
you would whipsaw
they would whipsaw
Past Conditional
I would have whipsawn
you would have whipsawn
he/she/it would have whipsawn
we would have whipsawn
you would have whipsawn
they would have whipsawn
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whipsaw - a saw with handles at both endswhipsaw - a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
pitsaw - a large two-handed saw formerly used to cut logs into planks; one man stood above the log and the other in a pit below
saw - hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
Verb1.whipsaw - victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.whipsaw - saw with a whipsaw
saw - cut with a saw; "saw wood for the fireplace"
Translations

whipsaw

[ˈwɪpsɔː] Nsierra f cabrilla
References in classic literature ?
When we get to Lake Linderman, and the trees are chopped and whipsawed into planks, I'll boss the building of the boat.
Summer arrived, and dogs and men packed on their backs, rafted across blue mountain lakes, and descended or ascended unknown rivers in slender boats whipsawed from the standing forest.
Treasury Action: yields were whipsawed by the firm headline payrolls print (and upward back revisions), along with the surge in stocks in pre-open trade.
But industry lobbyists, who have been whipsawed by economic policy twists over trade and an ill-fated border tax proposal, were sceptical that much would change.
The yen whipsawed following the BoJ announcement initially weakening before strengthening against the US dollar.
Limlingan noted that stock markets had been whipsawed in recent weeks by mixed views on interest rate increases by US Federal Reserve officials.
The British pound has whipsawed in recent weeks on news related to the upcoming votes.
This is part of the film's point, of course--all these things are connected--but it's also hard not to feel at times like we're being whipsawed through names, talking heads, data points, acronyms.
For a second day, investors were whipsawed by the biggest stock swings in two months.
Equities have been whipsawed in the past three sessions, with a 1% move in either direction in the S&P 500 each day this week, the first such streak of volatility for the index since the start of February.
The nexus of the three pairs of relations are influencing each country's dealings with the other two, as well as with the United States, and are whipsawed by events on the ground that continue to surprise leaders of these three historic rivals, the think tank said.