cat and mouse

noun

Definition of cat and mouse

  1. :  behavior like that of a cat with a mouse: such asa :  the act of toying with or tormenting something before destroying itb :  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


CAT AND MOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

cat and mouse

noun

Definition of cat and mouse for English Language Learners

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

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