whistle-stop


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whis·tle-stop

(wĭs′əl-stŏp′, hwĭs′-)
intr.v. whis·tle-stopped, whis·tle-stop·ping, whis·tle-stops
To conduct a political campaign by making brief appearances or speeches in a series of small towns.
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whis′tle stop`


n.
1. a small unimportant town, esp. one along a railroad line.
2. a short talk from the rear platform of a train, esp. during a political campaign.
3. a brief appearance, single performance, or the like in a small town, as during a theatrical tour.

whis′tle-stop`



v.i. -stopped, -stop•ping.
1. to campaign for political office by traveling, orig. by train, through small communities to address voters.
2. to take a trip consisting of several brief usu. overnight stops.
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whistle-stop


Past participle: whistle-stopped
Gerund: whistle-stopping

Imperative
whistle-stop
whistle-stop
Present
I whistle-stop
you whistle-stop
he/she/it whistle-stops
we whistle-stop
you whistle-stop
they whistle-stop
Preterite
I whistle-stopped
you whistle-stopped
he/she/it whistle-stopped
we whistle-stopped
you whistle-stopped
they whistle-stopped
Present Continuous
I am whistle-stopping
you are whistle-stopping
he/she/it is whistle-stopping
we are whistle-stopping
you are whistle-stopping
they are whistle-stopping
Present Perfect
I have whistle-stopped
you have whistle-stopped
he/she/it has whistle-stopped
we have whistle-stopped
you have whistle-stopped
they have whistle-stopped
Past Continuous
I was whistle-stopping
you were whistle-stopping
he/she/it was whistle-stopping
we were whistle-stopping
you were whistle-stopping
they were whistle-stopping
Past Perfect
I had whistle-stopped
you had whistle-stopped
he/she/it had whistle-stopped
we had whistle-stopped
you had whistle-stopped
they had whistle-stopped
Future
I will whistle-stop
you will whistle-stop
he/she/it will whistle-stop
we will whistle-stop
you will whistle-stop
they will whistle-stop
Future Perfect
I will have whistle-stopped
you will have whistle-stopped
he/she/it will have whistle-stopped
we will have whistle-stopped
you will have whistle-stopped
they will have whistle-stopped
Future Continuous
I will be whistle-stopping
you will be whistle-stopping
he/she/it will be whistle-stopping
we will be whistle-stopping
you will be whistle-stopping
they will be whistle-stopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whistle-stopping
you have been whistle-stopping
he/she/it has been whistle-stopping
we have been whistle-stopping
you have been whistle-stopping
they have been whistle-stopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whistle-stopping
you will have been whistle-stopping
he/she/it will have been whistle-stopping
we will have been whistle-stopping
you will have been whistle-stopping
they will have been whistle-stopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whistle-stopping
you had been whistle-stopping
he/she/it had been whistle-stopping
we had been whistle-stopping
you had been whistle-stopping
they had been whistle-stopping
Conditional
I would whistle-stop
you would whistle-stop
he/she/it would whistle-stop
we would whistle-stop
you would whistle-stop
they would whistle-stop
Past Conditional
I would have whistle-stopped
you would have whistle-stopped
he/she/it would have whistle-stopped
we would have whistle-stopped
you would have whistle-stopped
they would have whistle-stopped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Translations

whistle-stop

[ˈwɪslstɒp]
A. N (US) (= station) → apeadero m
B. CPD whistle-stop tour N (US) (Pol) → gira f electoral rápida (fig) → recorrido m rápido
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

whistle-stop

attr whistle-stop tour (Pol) → Wahlreise f; (fig) Reise mit Kurzaufenthalten an allen Orten
viauf die Dörfer gehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

whistle-stop

[ˈwɪslˌstɒp] adj whistle-stop tour (Pol) → visita f lampo inv (in una città nel corso di una campagna elettorale)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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