word for word

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Adjective[edit]

word for word (used after the noun; the form before the noun is word-for-word)

  1. (idiomatic) In exactly the same words (as were originally used).
    The two essays were the same, word for word.

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Adverb[edit]

word for word

  1. In exactly the same words (as were originally used).
    He was able to repeat the entire script word for word.

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