every which way

adverb

Definition of every which way

1 : in every direction
2 : in a disorderly manner : irregularly toys scattered about every which way

Examples of every which way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the scene of the crash on Interstate 35 near downtown Fort Worth, a tangle of semitrailers, cars, and trucks had smashed into each other and had turned every which way, with some vehicles on top of others. Shannon Larson, BostonGlobe.com, "Texas is experiencing a storm from hell. Here’s a look at what has unfolded," 17 Feb. 2021 At the scene of the crash on Interstate 35 near downtown Fort Worth, a tangle of semitrailers, cars and trucks had smashed into each other and had turned every which way, with some vehicles on top of others. Jamie Stengle, ajc, "6 killed in 130-vehicle pileup on icy Texas interstate," 11 Feb. 2021 At the scene of the crash on Interstate 35 near downtown Fort Worth, a tangle of semitrailers, cars and trucks had smashed into each other and had turned every which way, with some vehicles on top of others. Jamie Stengle, Anchorage Daily News, "6 killed in 130-vehicle pileup on icy Texas interstate," 11 Feb. 2021 Kim Vehon, head of Foster Arizona, said her nonprofit tried every which way to meet the program's guidelines, but couldn't. Mary Jo Pitzl, azcentral, "Tax credits send almost $100M to foster care charities. But program oversight is lacking," 27 Nov. 2020 The epitome of balance, West Virginia can attack teams from every which way. Marcus Krum, Dallas News, "Texas prediction: Will Longhorns continue win streak without RB Keaontay Ingram?," 5 Nov. 2020 Daniels wore a Philadelphia folk festival T-shirt, his hair every which way, his face relaxing into a frown. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "‘The Comey Rule’: Why Watching Jeff Daniels Ruined James Comey’s Day," 23 Sep. 2020 The strong, swirling winds of a tornado will cause debris to fall every which way, while a derecho’s straight-line winds are similar to a regular thunderstorm—but stronger. Amy Mckeever, National Geographic, "What is a derecho, and why is it so destructive?," 12 Aug. 2020 Wiggle and swan dive and swivel my body every which way that feels good or right. Malia Griggs, SELF, "13 Products That Got Me to Love Yoga at Home," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of every which way

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for every which way

probably by folk etymology from Middle English everich way every way

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26 Feb 2021

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“Every which way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/every%20which%20way. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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