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door to door

1. Literally, describing the act of traveling to the door of each home in a particular area, typically to sell or obtain something. We went door to door selling candy bars for the school fundraiser. You'll have to go door to door collecting signatures so that city council knows that other residents are in favor of this change.
2. From one's door to another location. My commute isn't bad at all—just 20 minutes door to door.
3. Describing the act of transporting something from one's door to another location. What is the cost to move this couch door to door?
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door-to-door

 
1. . Lit. having to do with movement from one door to another or from one house to another. John is a door-to-door salesman. We spent two weeks making a door-to-door survey.
2. Fig. by moving from one door to another or one house to another. Anne is selling books door-to-door. We went door-to-door, collecting money.

door to door

1. Calling at each house, apartment, store, etc. in an area, in order to deliver, sell, or ask for something. For example, We were asked to go door to door to collect enough signatures. [c. 1900]
2. Sent from a place of origin or pickup to a place of delivery. For example, They quoted me a price for door to door, as well as a lower one if I would pick up the goods myself . This usage is nearly always applied to a shipment of merchandise.
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door to door

COMMON If you go door to door, you go to every house in an area. Along came Mr Stein one day, selling kitchenware door to door. Note: Door-to-door is used before nouns. The police made door-to-door enquiries. He worked as a door-to-door salesman.
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door to door

1 (of a journey) from start to finish. 2 visiting all the houses in an area to sell or publicize something.
See also: door

(from) ˌdoor to ˈdoor


1 from the place of departure to the place you are going to; from building to building: The whole journey took me four hours from door to door.
2 from one house, flat/apartment, etc. to the next: The church distributes leaflets from door to door.a door-to-door salesman
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Door to door collection of household waste throughout the Community, transport to treatment center designated by the community.
Chairman CDA was informed that in addition to the mechanical sweeping of major avenues, Sanitation Directorate has also launched a pilot project of door to door mechanical collection of house hold waste in sector I8 and six (06) vehicles which include Suzuki Pickups, Shahzor pickups and mini compactors are being utilized for this purpose.
The contract concerns the service of separate collection and transport facilities of the following types of waste (CPV 90511100-3 and 90512000-9) - Collection door to door not bulky solid waste (MSW transparent bag)- Collection door to door Organic Fraction (only about the town of Grass)- Collection door to door Glass and Aluminum cans and tin plate (only for the town of Grass)- Collection door to door paper and cardboard,- Collection door to door plastic packaging,- Low battery collection at predefined points of the municipalities through dedicated containers,- Collection Medicines expired at predefined points of the municipalities through dedicated containers.
The desk approach would be applied in four districts while the remaining 12 would be covered through door to door approach.
Contract award: provision and maintenance of bins for garbage collection and recycling door to door
Officials of BISP told reporter that under the resurvey desk approach will be employed in four districts while door to door Approach will be utilized in 12 districts.
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