word-for-word

word for word

noun
1.
in exactly the same words; verbatim.
2.
one word at a time, without regard for the sense of the whole: She translated the book word for word.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

word-for-word, adjective
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word for word

adverb
using exactly the same words; "he repeated her remarks verbatim" [syn: verbatim
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