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see-saw

verb alternate, swing, fluctuate, teeter, oscillate, go from one extreme to the other The stock-market see-sawed up and down.
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A recalcitrant metal shaper insisted on peeking from under his lapels, and his ready-made tie with its two grey satin-covered cardboard wings pushed out of sight, see-sawed, necessitating frequent adjustments.
Scoring then see-sawed between the players as Brown took a lead of 15-7 - but a sudden surge of eight shots over five ends from King levelled the tie at 15-15.
The series has see-sawed wildly so far and the loss of Anderson, who skewered Australia's fragile top order so brilliantly at Edgbaston, might just tilt the balance back in their favour for Trent Bridge - even if England played supremely confident cricket in Birmingham.
The Mantralaya makeover shows a cautionary tale about the way the state government flip-flopped and see-sawed over its project plans, due to which the project got delayed (although the project cost did not increase, as per a specification to this effect in the project contract).
Dubai: The Dubai index, which see-sawed in early trade on Tuesday, snapped a three day gaining streak, ending more than 3 per cent lower led by Arabtec and Emaar Properties amid recovering crude.
162 defeated former top-40 player Pauline Parmentier in a three-set, two-and-ahalf-hour final, which see-sawed from start to finish.
Wagner, New Zealand's go-to man, twice turned the game with quick wickets to wrest control away from India in a match that see-sawed throughout.
The match see-sawed as King took the first game, then Perry replied with the next two, but King levelled.
98 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng see-sawed between gains and losses, finishing up 0.
Lealiifano and Steyn swapped penalties as the match see-sawed.
The game see-sawed back and forth, with both teams getting chances, until Elijah Burk scored the go-ahead goal at the nine-mintue mark.
The game then see-sawed back and forth with both sides striving to get the upper hand.