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cat and mouse

noun

Simple Definition of cat and mouse

  • : behavior that is like the way a cat chases a mouse or plays with a mouse before killing it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cat and mouse

  1. :  behavior like that of a cat with a mouse: as a :  the act of toying with or tormenting something before destroying it b :  a contrived action involving constant pursuit, near captures, and repeated escapes <played a game of cat and mouse with the police>; broadly :  an evasive action

1675

First Known Use of cat and mouse

1675


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