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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References in classic literature ?
It was mid-forenoon when the two at last entered one of the roads that cut through the cultivated districts at regular intervals, joining the arid wastes on either side with the great, white, central highway that follows through the centre from end to end of the far-reaching, threadlike farm lands.
Ten spears were fastened end to end, and with one end of this remarkable chain attached to his waist, Tarzan at last succeeded in reaching the summit.
of all the unsatisfactory people I EVER met--' She never finished the sentence, for at this moment a heavy crash shook the forest from end to end.
At certain moments the air streamed against the ship as if sucked through a tunnel with a concentrated solid force of impact that seemed to lift her clean out of the water and keep her up for an instant with only a quiver running through her from end to end.
The seats, instead of stretching from end to end, are placed crosswise.
Leaving the window now and then, to rake the crackling logs together, or pace the echoing room from end to end, he closed it when the fire was quite burnt up, and having wheeled the easiest chair into the warmest corner, summoned John Willet.
The Germans, though much more numerous and powerful than the Americans, were in a dispersed line measuring nearly forty-five miles from end to end, and there were many chances that before they could gather in for the fight the column of seven Americans would have ripped them from end to end.
I'll kick him from end to end of his miserable wharf.
And they made no sound but one; that was the dull and awful clank of their chains from end to end of the long file, as forty-three burdened feet rose and fell in unison.
He moved from end to end of his voluptuous bedroom, looking again at the scraps of the day's journey that came unbidden into his mind; the slow toil up the hill at sunset, the setting sun, the descent, the mill, the prison on the crag, the little village in the hollow, the peasants at the fountain, and the mender of roads with his blue cap pointing out the chain under the carriage.
But this great wrong Shall stretch from end to end the universe, And shine beyond the ruin of the stars.
If I could have plunged into a light wave and been transported instantaneously to Dona Rita's door it would no doubt have saved me an infinity of pangs too complex for analysis; but as this was impossible I elected to walk from end to end of that long way.
She had fallen on to a little open terrace, which was covered with violets from end to end.
Statisticians have estimated that if all the grandmothers alone who perished between the months of September and April that season could have been placed end to end, they would have reached from Hyde Park Corner to the outskirts of Manchester.
And they told him there was a tunnel 2,000 feet long and 1,000 feet high running through the hill, from end to end.