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 After creating the @shutdownfiji account in August, Felice quickly found herself on the receiving end of serious backlash. Molly Longman,, 5 Jan. 2022 With streaming services fueling record prices for content, several production companies and studios have found themselves on the receiving end of offers. Brent Lang, Variety, 4 Jan. 2022 Additionally, 74% of organizations reported being on the receiving end of a DDoS attack in 2020, compared to 60% in 2019. Carlos Morales, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Voices for Children estimates that 3,500 San Diego children will spend time in foster care this year after having been on the receiving end of abuse or neglect. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Jan. 2022 The Cowboys forced punts on Notre Dame's first two possessions of the second half, and Sanders engineered another third-quarter touchdown drive, with Martin on the receiving end of his third TD of the day that tied the score at 28. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 2 Jan. 2022 So who was on the receiving end of his first few completions? Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Jan. 2022 Lynch said Castle was sometimes on the receiving end of complaints, but reacted with compassion. Carole Carlson,, 20 Dec. 2021 Following Pau’s’s injury, Puka Nacua took the lead on the receiving end of the passing game and finished the season with 796 yards and six touchdowns, along with 13 rushing attempts for 128 yards. Evan Dudley, al, 17 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of receiving end

1937, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2022

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“Receiving end.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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