cat-and-mouse definition

  • adjective:
    • Playfully or teasingly harsh, as in prolonging the pain sensation or torment of some other: the cat-and-mouse techniques for the interrogators.
    • Of or concerning a suspenseful and often alternating relation beween hunter and hunted: "another cat-and-mouse thriller” ( Ny Days).
    • suspenseful, concerning alternating functions of attack and defence.
  • noun:
    • alternate form of cat and mouse.

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