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buffet (someone or something)

To frequently pass or move someone or something back and forth with someone or something else. That little girl has been buffeted between her parents ever since their divorce. I wonder if this project will ever get done, considering how it's been buffeted from one department to another for months.
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buffet someone or something (from someone or something) (to someone or something)

Fig. to shift someone or something back and forth between people, things, or places, as if being tossed around by the waves of the sea. The state agency buffeted the orphan child from one relative to another. The office staff buffeted the memo from one desk to another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The first steps towards implementing a digital simulation approach for addressing the issues due to side window buffeting led to very promising results.
This will help in future vehicle design projects to evaluate design options of the A-pillar and side mirror area for their effects on side window buffeting and to also develop counter measures for improving the buffeting behavior.
* Rather simple design changes like moving the rear corner of the side window backwards can have a significant influence on buffeting levels and frequencies.
and Wei, W., "Optimization of Mirror Angle for Front Window Buffeting and Wind Noise Using Experimental Methods," SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-2401, 2007, doi:10.4271/2007-01-2401.
and Singh, K., "Optimization Study for Sunroof Buffeting Reduction," SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-0138, 2006, doi:10.4271/2006-01-0138.
[5.] An, C, Puskarz, M., Singh, K., and Gleason, M., "Attempts for Reduction of Rear Window Buffeting Using CFD," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-0603, 2005, doi:10.4271/2005-01-0603.
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