receiving end


Definition of receiving end

: the position of being a recipient or especially a victim usually used in the phrase on the receiving end

Examples of receiving end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the time Golden State traded him to the Lakers at the deadline, he was best known to Warriors fans for celebrating wildly on the bench and being on the receiving end of one of the league’s more infamous rookie pranks. Connor Letourneau,, "Why Steph Curry reuniting with close friend Kent Bazemore benefits Warriors," 24 Nov. 2020 Using this tech, Maxine could create a smoother viewing experience for whomever is on the receiving end of the call. Popular Science, "Nvidia’s new streaming tech deep fakes your face to save on bandwidth," 23 Nov. 2020 Brees was on the receiving end of a monster hit in the first half. Amie Just | Staff Writer,, "Jameis Winston takes over for Drew Brees vs. 49ers; Saints QB questionable with rib injury," 15 Nov. 2020 Lombard, 45, was on the receiving end of the cheating. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' new coaches have 'impact,' says AJ Hinch. Here's why," 13 Nov. 2020 The hack took advantage of a feature offered by a Brazilian voice-over-IP company that allowed account holders to alter their caller ID—the number that registers on the receiving end of a call. Darren Loucaides, Wired, "The Scammer Who Wanted to Save His Country," 13 Nov. 2020 The Arizona Cardinals' coach is on the receiving end of more of it after his team's disappointing 34-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in a game in a game in which Arizona would have taken over first place in the NFC West with a victory. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury slammed for coaching job vs. Miami Dolphins," 9 Nov. 2020 Case in point: Cooper was on the receiving end of a three-hour scolding Thursday from Parish Council members angry at the blow to St. Tammany's economy if the company goes somewhere else. Sara Pagones | Staff Writer,, "Parish President Mike Cooper gets lengthy scolding from Parish Council over Medline," 7 Nov. 2020 Bullock is often on the receiving end of Mullen’s passes. Mike Hutton,, "Football notes: Chesterton’s QB is well known. But he needs players like wide receiver Colby Bullock to make the offense go.," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of receiving end

1937, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“Receiving end.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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