whipsaw

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  1. tv.
    to assault a person; to gang up and beat a person. : What kind of creeps would whipsaw an old buzzard like that?
  2. tv.
    [for the stock market] to reduce the capital of investors by frightening them into selling when stock prices are low and encouraging them to buy when prices are high. (Securities markets.) : A lot of people were whipsawed in the recent market volatility.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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