Thursday, August 19, 2010

Word 2445: Whipsaw

verb ( past part. -sawn or -sawed) [ trans.]
cut with a whipsaw
informal subject to two difficult situations or opposing pressures at the same time
informal compel to do something.
• (usu. be whipsawed) Stock Market subject to a double loss, as when buying a security before the price falls and selling before the price rises
• cheat or beat (someone) in two ways at once or by the collusion of two others