Definition of word for word in English:

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word for word

In exactly the same or, when translated, exactly equivalent words.
Example sentences
  • Sign language is visual, and isn't always translated word for word into English.
  • I wish I could translate the song for you guys word for word, but it would take too much time.
  • It is the same thing you put in your complaint, word for word almost.
verbatim, letter for letter, to the letter;
exactly, faithfully
verbatim, literal, exact, direct, accurate, faithful;
unadulterated, unabridged
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