house-to-house

adjective \ ˌhau̇s-tə-ˈhau̇s \

Definition of house-to-house

: going or done by going from one building to the next
  • house-to-house fighting

First Known Use of house-to-house

1844

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house-to-house

Definition of house-to-house for English Language Learners

  • : going or made by going to each house, apartment, or building in an area


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