end to end


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end to end

1. Placed in a row, such that the ends of each item are touching. If you laid out all her books end to end, I bet you they would stretch all the way down the street!
2. From the very beginning to the very end of something. The skilled player ran the ball end to end down the field. That film was excellent end to end!
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end to end

1. In a row with the ends touching. For example, The logs were laid end to end. [Mid-1800s]
2. from end to end. Throughout the length of something, as in We hiked the Appalachian Trail from end to end. [First half of 1600s]
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end to end

COMMON If things are end to end, they are in a row with their ends touching each other. The ship's deck was large enough to fit three football fields end to end. Placed end to end this is enough cans to go round the world more than 6 times.
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ˌend to ˈend

in a line, with the ends touching: They arranged the tables end to end.
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